What will the upcoming GREEN HORNET film starring Seth Rogen and written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg be like? Well, based on the duo’s previous SUPERBAD and the new PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, which we saw at a screening the other night, it will be very funny, loosely structured, have gaping plot holes as setups for scenes where male characters have long, pot-fueled conversations about loving one another, be edited quite clumsily, and end up making you like everyone in it very much. If it’s like PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, it will also have moments of inappropriate graphic violence which clash jarringly with the general whimsical fantasy of a film where a man takes two slugs to the abdomen and then walks around for two days. BUT ANYWAY, Splash Page has some actual comments from Rogen himself:
In a sit-down with MTV News, co-writer Rogen (who will also play the film’s titular role) spilled more info about the upcoming feature film, which he hopes to be a healthy balance of comedy and action. “I think the tone is very real, but the relationships in the movie are where we try to draw our comedy from,” explained Rogen. “I think it’s somewhere in a ‘True Lies’ type world almost, with big exciting action but the relationships are all very personal, and that’s where a lot of the comedy comes from.”
“Personal relationships,” in case you are a slow reader, is code for “long, pot fueled conversations about men loving one another.”
But even more crucially, in answer to the question you are all thinking, YES, Rogen is working out:
The movie is due to start shooting next February, but Rogen is already hitting the gym. He says: “I lost a little weight… I have a personal trainer now… it’s really hard. I exercised to the point where he made me throw up.