Kevin Smith Talks The Green Hornet

Writer/director Kevin Smith has responded to fans’ questions about The Green Hornet on his official View Askew message board. Here’s highlights from the post…

HAVE WE STARTED CASTING “HORNET” YET?

Yes. Some offers went out to actors this week. I’m meeting with the guy we all want for Britt Reid Monday night. If actors start accepting offers, I’ll let you know.

DO YOU WANT TO HIRE MASTER WOO-PING?

Christ, yes. We’re working on this now.

WHAT CAR’S GONNA BE THE NEW BLACK BEAUTY?

Working on this too. There are a few manufacturers we’re talking to already (for me, though, the dream car is the Cadillac 16).

ARE ANY V.A. REGULARS GONNA BE IN IT?

I’m writing a part for Mewes, I know that. Beyond that, expect to see some other familiar faces pop up as well.

HOW TRUE ARE YOU STAYING TO THE CHARACTERS AND BACKSTORY?

Very, very true. The story spans a few decades, though.

SO WILL YOU MENTION THE LONG RANGER CONNECTION THEN?

Can’t. The Lone Ranger is owned by someone else. Legally, we can’t refer to him without optioning that character as well.

HAVE YOU STARTED WRITING THE SCRIPT?

Yes. I’m fifty pages in.

WHAT’S THE BUDGET?

Too early to tell. But early guesses put it around seventy million.

IS THERE A RELEASE DATE SET?

Not a specific date, but we’re due in theaters August ’05.

WILL IT BE SERIOUS OR SPOOFY?

It’s serious. Granted, there will be some humor in it, but we’re still playing it straight on this one.

Check out the full post at the link above!

Source: View Askew