The trailer for the Seth Rogen update of the "Green Hornet" is out, and it looks... fun!
Rogen stars as Britt Reid, the hard-partying scion of a media mogul who dies suddenly, leaving his vast empire in the hands of his hitherto unworthy son. Enlisting the help of his father's lethal butler Kato, Reid assumes the identity of The Green Hornet and fights crime.
While the movie doesn't exactly redefine the genre, it looks like it has a lot of potential to be very entertaining, perhaps even swashbucklingly so.
Another sign in its favor is the casting of the exceptional Christoph Waltz as the villain. Waltz won an Oscar last year for his role as Nazi Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's World War II film "Inglourious Basterds."
It is scheduled for release Jan. 14, 2011.