2 items from 2009
Channel News Asia is reporting that Taiwanese singer Jay Chou has been snagged by Columbia Pictures to replace actor Stephen Chow as The Green Hornet’s sidekick, Kato, in the upcoming big-screen adaptation starring Nicolas Cage and Seth Rogen as the titular Green Hornet.
It’s reported that on Monday, Chou’s close friend, actor Tin Kai Man, blogged that Columbia had picked his friend Chou for the role because he was both a famous star and a fan of the late Bruce Lee. When reporters jumped all over him, Man insisted that “I have my source.”
Chou is currently at work finishing a film he is directing called Pandamen (I can only hope it’s really about Panda Men! ). After that, according to Man, the singer will make tracks for America to get down to Green Hornet business.
Update: Sony Pictures has just made it official! Chou Is Kato! »
- Kofi Outlaw
Killer Imports  is a regular feature on Film Junk where we explore foreign-language films from around the world that haven’t yet had their chance to shine. In 2007, Sean posted on Film Junk  about a sequel to Stephen Chow’s phenomenally successful Shaolin Soccer. The sequel would be financed and made by Japanese and only be produced by Chow (who is Chinese). The sport highlighted would be lacrosse rather than soccer. Only one comment was made. Chris thought the movie would be worth seeing for the lead actress, Kou Shibasaki. And then later in the year, Sean posted about a teaser trailer  for this movie, now titled, Shaolin Girl. And again only one comment was made. Mike said he would probably see it, but he was disappointed that Chow wasn’t directing. And I never gave a second thought about this movie again. Then I watched All About Women, which I reviewed. »
2 items from 2009