Variety is reporting this morning that Stephen Chow will not direct the Seth Rogen Green Hornet film, but will still play the part of Kato.  The reason cited for stepping down is creative differences, which is a shame because Kung Fu Hussle and Shaolin Soccer are two great films that redefine what martial arts movies are about, or could be about.  Had Chow stayed with the picture, I’ve no doubt there would have been some great things to be seen.

via Variety

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  1. Lifeisaglitch
    December 19, 2008 at 6:32 am — Reply

    I like Seth Rogen but when doing a movie like this i have much greater trust in Stephen Chow.
    So this news about him stepping down because of creative differences….Well im a bit nervous now.

  2. December 19, 2008 at 7:26 am — Reply


  3. hermit
    December 19, 2008 at 7:53 am — Reply

    creative difference and he’s still playing the part, am i the only one who think that can only go wrong.

    anyway, that suck because Chow is a great director, even if all his movies have the same basic story.

  4. Rodrigo
    December 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    To me this says “It probably wasn’t that bad”, I mean, if he’s still acting in it, it couldn’t have been an explosive disagreement.

  5. Lifeisaglitch
    December 19, 2008 at 4:35 pm — Reply


    Could be to sorta protect Lees legacy.. theres no way to twist it, saying im not gonna direct that is a NO!
    I still think it might be good though.

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