According to IESB Sony is a little shocked that a Seth Rogen-starring GREEN HORNET movie is well...
To quote Valerie D'Orazio :
#1: You hired Seth Rogen to play the Green Hornet. You hired Seth Rogen to play the Green Hornet. You. Hired. Seth. Rogen. To. Play. The. Green. Hornet.
#2: Michel Gondry lists Superman III as a movie making inspiration in general.
#3: You hired Seth Rogen to play the Green Hornet.
You get what you pay for...
This is disappointing that you came to the realization that Seth Rogen is a comedian. One supposes you were going for the same chemical stew that was the Michael Keaton Batman .
And it's not like they couldn't see the camp in other aspects of the movie. Case in point: THE BLACK BEAUTY.
For me, I would like to see a Michael Mann, HEAT - inspired version of the Hornet out there. Hell, I'll even let him shoot it on that HD video he likes so much.
He just has to capture the grim, crime-infested world that is the Green Hornet's territory. The one where cops are on the take, criminals hold office, and it takes someone crazy enough to dress up in a trenchcoat and mask and pose as a violent, sadistic, near-mythical underworld kingpin in order to see that justice is done.
The Hornet is the Keyser Soze of crime. When he shows up people - poof! - disappear. When other criminals get in his way he makes sure they go down. He's everywhere and nowhere at once, and if you cross him -- you're gonna get stung.
Say, maybe that's what happened here. The Hornet found out someone was trying to film a movie about his exploits so he made sure his myth remained intact by making sure Rogen got the job no matter what.
After all, who'd believe The Green Hornet was real after seeing Seth play him?
Seems Sony's the one who got stung this go round.