Michel Gondry is negotiating to direct "The Green Hornet," starring Seth Rogen and Stephen Chow and written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
"I'm very excited about ‘The Green Hornet' and all that I hope to bring to it," Gondry said in a press release. "This story has always been close to me and now Seth and Evan have written a script that is both funny and real - the best of both worlds. I cannot wait to further collaborate with them on it."
The film will begin shooting this summer and is set for release June 25, 2010. The announcement about "Green Hornet" came from Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures.
Neal H. Moritz will produce the film through his Original Film production company.
"From the very beginning, Seth, Evan, and Neal wanted this film to stand out from the pack with its originality. You couldn't ask for a better director than Michel Gondry to bring that to life," Tolmach said.
Moritz added in a press release: "We're huge fans of Michel Gondry. ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and all his films are as daring as they are extraordinary, fueled by creative ideas that spring from his unique worldview. Our first rule, always, is to make the movie that we want to see, and that couldn't be truer than with Michel bringing his stylish and original touch to the helm."
Gondry recently teamed with Jack Black for "Be Kind Rewind," made "The Science of Sleep" and the wonderful "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."