Urgh, I’m sick and tired of hearing about this movie and it hasn’t even gone into production yet! And if that wasn’t bad enough, the inevitable reports of the movie’s release date being postponed have arrived, taking it from a summer release of July 7th to a winter release of December 17th. That’s a pretty big leap of over five months, which will be five more months where I will have to endure promotion, rumors and gossip about the one flick of 2010 which I am looking the least forward to.
So why did it get pushed back? No one knows, but it most likely was due to Stephen Chow’s on again/off again commitment to the project where he first dropped out as the director, and then later as the role of Kato.Â But now that the replacements have been found with Michel Gondry as the new director and Taiwan pop star Jay Chou as Kato, the project can finally move forward.
So what does the project’s mastermind Seth Rogen have to say about this? Well apparently he is glad that the flick got moved ’till December because it gives them more time for post production, which makes perfect sense. But even more so, he is looking forward to being able to promote the film at next year’s Comic Con due to the 5 month move, bringing with him more material than they brought this year, which was more or less just a car from the movie.