stephen chow backing out as director of green hornet

Alas. It was an awesome idea, but it looks like things didn't work out... Hong Kong star Stephen Chow will not be directing Sony's upcoming Green Hornet movie, as previously announced. Citing creative differences, Chow has backed out as director of the project: Chow no longer to direct 'Hornet'.

Chow will, however, still star as Kato alongside Seth Rogen, who also wrote the script with this writing partner Evan Goldberg (Superbad). The studio and producer Neal Moritz are in the process of finding a new director for the project, which they hope to start shooting by spring.

This movie, which I have high hopes for, just got a little less awesome. Then again, as cool as it is, maybe Chow's Kung Fu Hustle-style comedy isn't quite the right flavor for Green Hornet. Who knows? Whatever the case, he's certainly still the perfect choice to play Kato.

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