The Green Hornet started shooting last week and thanks to the fact that they have been out shooting on location, we already have a look at several members of the cast- Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet’s public identity of crusading newspaper publisher Britt Reid, Cameron Diaz as Casey Lenore, Jay Chou as Britt’s chauffeur and sidekick Kato and the Green Hornet’s tricked out car, the Black Beauty. Additionally, we starting to see pictures of Chou’s stunt-double in Kato’s crimefighting costume and a few things that might be considered more on the spoiler-side, so be forwarned if you follow the various links to Superhero Hype, Crazy Critics and Just Jared (Set 1 and set 2) . If not, we’ve popped a few non-spoilerish samples below. (Click on any one for a bigger view.) The scene being shot appears to be an outdoor press conference where… something happens.
Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten our first look at Rogen in the Green Hornet’s outfit. Since the looks for Kato and the Black Beauty are sticking with the more traditional design, I’m hoping that the same will hold true for the Hornet’s outfit as well.
As a fan of the original radio series, I have to admit that I am still a bit leery of this project, mainly due to Rogen’s involvement. There has been no clear cut statement as to what the film’s tone will be, and I am dreading that he and director Michel Gondry are going to go for something a little more lighthearted and comical than appropriate. Hopefully, we’ll have a better idea long before the film’s premier in December 2010.