I just read on Slashfilm that Stephen Chow has been confirmed to co-star and direct in the latest superhero installment of The Green Hornet with none other than Seth Rogen. Chow will play Kato, a role made famous by Bruce Lee.
Could anyone have predicted this pairing? EVER? I couldn’t. And Stephen Chow? I wasn’t too excited after watching CJ7 (I still get lots of angry hate comments on my personal blog about this…get over it, people) and as much as I loved Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, there’s always that little voice inside my head that wonders why Chow must a) always put himself in the starring (sympathetic hero) role in his movies and b) why does he depend so much on CG?
I’m curious to know how the Chow-esque method of filmmaking will turn out with Seth Rogen’s self-deprecating pot humor (which I LOVE) but it is awesome to see an Asian filmmaker get some huge recognition in the action-comedy world.
Yeah, that’s right, people. We don’t just do martial arts and pretend to be geishas. We can be funny, too!