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Green Hornet Stings Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry is in negotiations to direct Columbia Pictures' THE GREEN HORNET, starring Seth Rogen and Stephen Chow. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, who will also executive produce. Neal H. Moritz will produce the film through his Original Film production company. The film will begin shooting this summer and is set for release June 25, 2010. The film will also be exec produced by Michael Grillo.

Chow dropped out as director in December, but is still a part of the project, playing sidekick Kato.

Gondry, an award-winning film, commercial, and music video director, is set to release his most recent film, TOKYO!, a triptych film telling three stories about the iconic city, on March 6, 2009. Gondry recently released his film BE KIND REWIND, which inspired Gondry's debut book, YOU'LL LIKE THIS FILM BECAUSE YOU'RE IN IT: THE BE KIND REWIND PROTOCOL.

Gondry's recent films include THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP, Dave Chappelle's BLOCK PARTY, and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, for which Gondry received a 2005 Academy Award for original screenplay, for his contribution to the storyline alongside Charlie Kaufman. Gondry co-produced both BE KIND REWIND and THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP through his production company Partizan Films.