Seth Rogen's 'Green Hornet' Still On With Stephen Chow; Adam Sandler to Have a Role?

Seth RogenThat buzzing you hear in your ear? That's Seth Rogen’s "Green Hornet" movie -- because it's not quite dead yet. In an email to Hitfix, who previously reported that production was breaking down on the "Green Hornet" set, Seth Rogen says the show is still going on, but they are currently in search of a director.

"'The Green Hornet' has many people working for it, including production designers, costume designers and many conceptual artists, office staff, etc.," wrote Rogen. "[The studio heads] have every intention on making it, and assuming we're able to hire a new director in the upcoming weeks, which seems like a distinct possibility, it should still hit the release date."

While the co-writer, producer and lead didn't address questions about Stephen Chow's involvement in "The Green Hornet," a report over at Ain't It Cool News suggests that the former director of the project will still star as Rogen’s onscreen sidekick, Kato.

Meanwhile, LA Times blogger Geoff Boucher reports that Adam Sandler could have a role in "Green Hornet," citing two anonymous sources involved in the production.

“I also heard a random rumor about the 'Hornet' film: Two different people in the industry told me that Adam Sandler has a brief but key role in the movie as a certain surprise superhero,” wrote Boucher. “I heard which one, too, but I don't want to ruin it.”

We say "boo" to not revealing, but since there's room to speculate, maybe Sandler will play The Lone Ranger? In the original Green Hornet radio series, Dan Reid, the father of "Green Hornet" Britt Reid, was the nephew of the original Lone Ranger. (And if so, maybe Sandler should talk to Jerry Bruckheimer?)

So, who do you think should be the new director of “The Green Hornet,” readers? And what do you think about Sandler possibly being in the film?