Chow to turn down Kato?
A few days ago we heard that Stephen Chow was no longer directing The Green Hornet film, there was no real explanation why, the announcement was made other than creative differences. The news was that he would remain on to play Kato though, something I found difficult to understand if he was once to be director and there were creative differences that couldn't be resolved as a director.
Well Chow has talked about why he's stepped down as director of the film and revealed that even his role as Kato may be in jeopardy.
We heard that Stephen Chow had left The Green Hornet as director and that it was down to creative differences, but when he talked to The Associated Press through Latino Review about the decision he said that it was about conflicts with other projects he wanted to do, mainly a superhero film with Jack Black.
“If I direct 'The Green Hornet,' the superhero comedy will have to be delayed for two years...The timing might not be right for a superhero comedy in two years. And I want to make a movie based on an original idea.”
Well I like the idea of Chow directing his own Hollywood film, and one he really wants to make, so if The Green Hornet is standing in his way then maybe he should just let it go, and that's what he sounds like he might consider, as the article goes onto say that Chow had said that whether he stays on to play Kato depends on the schedule.
So we may not even see him as Kato, and if that's the case it'll default to another Asian actor, but who?