When Stephen Chow decided to leave the director’s chair on Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet late last year, it seemed like a bad sign for the project. Then, a few months later, Michel Gondry was hired to replace him and things were looking up again. Stephen Chow still remained tentatively attached to star as Kato for quite a while, but now this week it seems that he has finally decided to removed himself completely from the film. He has supposedly parted on amicable terms, leaving Sony in search of a new sidekick for Seth Rogen.
In other Green Hornet news, Entertainment Weekly reported last week that Cameron Diaz was in talks to play the female lead, possibly Britt Reid’s love interest. Personally I don’t know why they didn’t just go after Anna Faris since she and Rogen had such good chemistry together in Observe and Report! The Green Hornet has seen its share of speed bumps thus far, and it still has a ways to go if it’s going to prove the naysayers wrong. Do you think they can get things together in time to start shooting in September? More importantly, who would you like to see in the role of Kato?