Podcast: Evan Goldberg Buzzes about The Green Hornet

Screenwriter Evan Goldberg, left, talks with director Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen on the set The Green Hornet.

Screenwriter Evan Goldberg, left, talks with director Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen on the set The Green Hornet.

Screenwriter Evan Goldberg wrote his first screenplay with best bud Seth Rogen when he was 13-years-old. That was a coming of age comedy about two friends suffering from separation anxiety. It was later titled Superbad and became a box office hit. After much success, the writing team took their buddy magic up a notch to write and produce Pineapple Express, the stoner comedy about two unlikely friends who get mixed up with some very dangerous drug dealers. Now, the dynamic duo is about to hit the action scene with the superhero buddy flick, The Green Hornet.  The action/comedy film is set to release January 14  and starts Rogen, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz. Script sat down with Goldberg in his Hornet trailer on the Sony lot to discuss how he and his best friend went from Superbad to superhero and how much fun they had along the way.

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6 thoughts on “Podcast: Evan Goldberg Buzzes about The Green Hornet

  1. Sam T.

    I was very disappointed at your choice of Evan Goldberg for a full podcast interview and front page news story on your web site. Any impartial person who has seen the Green Hornet movie knows that the weakest part of this mess of a movie is the disjointed script with weak character development and story.

    Why this third rate script was chosen by the producers over other scripts is still a mystery. Perhaps Mr. Goldberg can talk about this mystery in his next podcast.

  2. K.

    I really appreciate this interview. I’ve been wondering how to deal with action sequences, so thanks that was valuable. I saw the G.H. last night. Pretty damn good. I was grinning from Franco’s first monologue about Chudnofsky’s lack of style. But, for the record, and my fellow viewers agreed, we never really got to like Seth’s character. And as you pointed out, those scenes where he was all slimey with C.Dias’s character were the major turnoff. You never got the sense that he’d even really care whether he had a dimensional friendship, he’s just too frikken shallow. Still, funny lines and pinpoint delivery, just an off taste. Kato was universally adored. And the writing there was really deft to let have him win in the way that he does, but yeah, me and my hoomies( we have two ‘o’s’ because we are post-cool) really wanted to like the green bug just a little more.

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