by: the Moleman source: Dark Horizons
Apparently Sony has decided to delay the release date for Seth Rogen’s latest forte’, The Green Hornet. It was set for a summer release next year but has been pushed back to the week before Christmas 2010. I for one am relieved that this has been delayed. I can’t say the same for my partner in crime here (Chris Eaton) though. This project just isn’t one that was (in my opinion) shaping up to be any good. I kept getting a “Land of the Lost” feeling on it. If they were gonna do an action packed hero movie that would be awesome, but throwing Seth Rogen in the lead role takes away any chance of that. Don’t get me wrong, I like Seth Rogen a lot. I just don’t see him as the hero type.
As posted on Dark Horizons:
In a surprise move over the weekend, Sony Pictures has pulled the superhero comedy “The Green Hornet” out of mid-Summer 2010 release and pushed it back to the week before Christmas next year – a full five month delay.
Originally scheduled for July 7th, the Seth Rogen-led and Michel Gondry-directed tentpole will now bow on December 17th 2010. The film takes over the slot put aside for Sony’s CG and live-action combination take on the classic cartoon “The Smurfs” which itself will likely be pushed into 2011.
Filming hasn’t yet begun on ‘Hornet’ and no official reason was given, though Rogen himself told HitFix that he was relieved about the delay as it gives the filmmakers a lot “more time to finish and promote the movie”.
The delay also means the film will likely see a huge push at next year’s San Diego Comic Con in late July.