Despite suffering setback after setback, Seth Rogen continues to roll with the punches on his adaptation of The Green Hornet. The first trailer for the film was supposed to premiere on Jimmy Kimmel last night, but apparently the power went out, and so it will air tomorrow night instead. Fortunately, the trailer has premiered over on Yahoo! already, and although it’s a bit goofy and definitely has comedic elements, it looks a bit more impressive in the action department than I think many were expecting.
I have to admit, the overall “modernized” feel of the trailer is a bit sketchy, and I’m not so sure about the chemistry between Rogen and Jay Chou. However, on the other hand, I don’t have any strong attachment to The Green Hornet, and personally I’m just looking forward to it as a new Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry flick. It doesn’t immediately look like a Michel Gondry movie, but I don’t think we could expect cardboard sets and surreal dream sequences in a big blockbuster like this anyway. Seth Rogen’s got a lot riding on this, and I’m really pulling for him, although I think it’s still going to be tough for some people to accept him as an “action star”. What do you think, does this look better than you expected, or is it destined to be the next Jonah Hex? The Green Hornet hits theatres on January 14th, 2011; check out the trailer after the jump.