Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Kato The Movie
Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Chow is to make his Hollywood directorial debut with the film adaptation of comicdom's Green Hornet, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Kung Fu Hustle star is also taking on the role of Kato, played by the legendary Bruce Lee in the 1960s TV series, alongside Seth Rogen as the masked crime-fighter. Rogen, who has reportedly slimmed down for the role, has written the screenplay with his Superbad partner Evan Goldberg. "I'm excited to be taking on The Green Hornet - obviously I've been a huge fan of the show since I was a kid," Chow said. "The idea of stepping into Bruce Lee's shoes as Kato is both humbling and thrilling, and to get the chance to direct the project as my American movie debut is simply a dream come true." The Green Hornet is due to hit cinemas in June 2010.