The Green Hornet loses director
It's interesting that the news out today tells us that Stephen Chow has left the directing duties of The Green Hornet over what is referred to as creative differences and yet will remain to star in the role of Kato.
Creative differences usually means that there's a disagreement about the direction on the script to screen process and the director wants to do one thing while the studio want to do another. If this was the case would you still want to star in the film?
If you couldn't get to do what you wanted with the film, and perhaps the story too for the director often changes the story as it develops for the screen, would you want to stay in a starring role and see the film taken in a direction that you didn't want? More to the point see you told to act out a major role in a way that you didn't agree with?
I find that hard to understand, and if I was the person who was put in that situation I'd probably be backing out of both roles, even if the role in the original television series of The Green Hornet was performed by one of my idols and obvious comparison in the film industry – in this case Bruce Lee.
The story comes from Variety and tells us that Stephen Chow will no longer direct but will still play Kato, the supporting lead as the sidekick and assistant to the masked crime fighter The Green Hornet.
There's no word on what those creative differences were over, but I'm just surprised that he's staying in the role. Is that just me or does anyone else think they would feel that way?