Green Hornet release pushed back five months

In the latest in a series of major shifts affecting Seth Rogen's starring turn in The Green Hornet, Box Office Mojo is reporting that the superhero movie has been moved back five months, from an original release date of July 7, 2010, to Dec. 17, 2010.

Originally, Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer director Stephen Chow had been set to direct this new incarnation of The Green Hornet, which Rogen scripted with his Superbad and Pineapple Express co-writer Evan Goldberg. Chow was eventually replaced by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep director Michel Gondry. Following that was a protracted search for an actor to play Kato that eventually resulted in the hiring of Curse of the Golden Flower's Jay Chou.

In addition to Rogen, The Green Hornet stars Cameron Diaz, Nicolas Cage and Edward James Olmos.

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