Columbia Pictures has released the first official trailer for The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz.
In the film, Britt Reid (Rogen) is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). Realizing that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid's shadow, Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon and gadget imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains.
With the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.
Judging from the trailer, Michel Gondry's take on The Green Hornet looks fun, albeit far from the tone of the original. From the photos of Rogen and Chou released yesterday, I expected to see something a little more serious, with Rogen abandoning his usual schtick for something a little more mature... guess that's not happening. At least the design of The Black Beauty is vintage and sexy, like it should be. Oh yeah, and you get to see it in 3D...
The Green Hornet will be in theaters on January 14th, 2011.
Check out the trailer below and see the first Green Hornet pictures in our gallery!
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