Now that he’s fully in charge of making superhero pic The Green Hornet, director Michel Gondry has started discussing some of the elements he wants to bring to the film, including one that got him the job.
Mostly, though, he’s just surprised that his ideas are being considered for such a big film. “Seth Rogen actually trusts me, which is quite amazing,” he laughed to MTV. “I mean, look at my numbers on IMDb, and my average is $10 million and his average is $90 million a movie, so I'm glad he's paying any attention to what I'm suggesting."
As for why that might be, Gondry can point to the fight scene he filmed as an audition for the film, which sounds cool, and may end up showcasing a technique he intends to incorporate in the film itself.
"It was not elaborate. ... I changed the speed of the camera at different spots in the image at different times. So it seems like Green Hornet and Kato]are in the same world but at different times, and then they're back together," he explains.
"The camera speeds up and slows down but at different times for different characters' images. So one will go fast and the other will go slow — and then they'll meet. It's as if they're in different dimensions, but when they touch each other, they come into the same dimension."
He’s also close to casting the villain of the piece, though it’s not yet known whether one of the classic Hornet evildoers is in the film. "The villain is going to be horrible; he has a gun with two cannons, so he can shoot people in both eyes with one shot.”
“He’s apparently already trying to sign a big name for the role. “I hope I'm going to get the actor I want; I can't say his name, but believe me — he's going to be scary like hell."
Do you like what Gondry has in mind for the Hornet? And who would you cast as a villain? Speak!
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