Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Nicolas Cage negotiates to appear in The Green Hornet
If you felt Nicolas Cage hasn’t mired in enough camp and schlock with his last few film choices, it might comfort you that he is in talks with Columbia Pictures to play a gangster villain in next summer’s next big comic book adaptation. The Green Hornet at least boasts a solid pedigree prior to this announcement. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Michel Gondry, it stars Rogen as the jaunty, urbane newspaper publisher Britt Reid-turned-masked avenger.
The film should commence shooting in the fall – the production was delayed when director Stephen Chow pulled out of his roles as director and actor (playing sidekick Kato). Cameron Diaz is in talks to play Reid’s love interest, Variety reports.
Lodged in the depths of my subconscious is a dream where Seth Rogen is none other than an all-powerful superhero who provides society with hope and security. I just don’t know if I see the mixed talents of all these people fitting smoothly into a movie, but I look forward to an inventive action-comedy popcorn flick like what Jon Favreau pulled off last summer.