‘The Green Hornet’ Filming Site

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‘The Green Hornet’ begins filming in Los Angeles

 

The Green Hornet

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger
September 20, 2009

 

The Green Hornet, scheduled for release on December 17, 2010, stars Seth Rogen as Britt Reid, the newspaper publisher turned vigilante crime fighter, Jay Chou as Kato, his martial arts sidekick, and Cameron Diaz as Lenore Case. Michel Gondry is the director.

 

Filming began two weeks ago at Sony Pictures Studios (old MGM Studios) in Culver City and in Chinatown where Kato’s apartment is located. Other Los Angeles locations will include Sun Valley, Holmby Hills, Bel-Air, Hawthorne and various downtown locations including City Hall and the Los Angeles Times building, which will stand-in for the fictional newspaper where Reid works.

 

A key scene  for The Green Hornet was filmed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, a popular location for filmmakers. I am not familiar with the back-story of the Green Hornet, however the scene in question is for the funeral of James W. Reid. Would that be the father of Britt Reid, otherwise known as the Green Hornet? Albeit, here are some photos for fans to look for in the film when it premieres in December 2010.

 

Green Hornet funeral set

 The funeral of James W. Reid.

 

 

Green Hornet funeral set

 The tomb in the foreground is also fake — movie magic

 

 Green Hornet funeral set

The face on the statue resembles actor Tom Wilkinson who was recently named as joining the cast.

 

 

Green Hornet funeral set

All surrounding tombstones have false name plates covering their true name.

 

 

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Another fake tombstone for the Green Hornet family

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5 Responses to “‘The Green Hornet’ Filming Site”

  1. d.w. says:

    Nice to see another big budget movie is shooting here in Hollywood, than in Canada or elsewheres.
    Thanks Allan!

  2. Steve the Dude says:

    The father of Britt Reid was either Daniel or Henry depending on which version. Nice pics but I’m still not seeing this as Seth Rogen is *completely* *miscast* as Britt Reid!

  3. Sarcastic Christian Bale Voice says:

    Steve the Dude says:

    “Nice pics but I’m still not seeing this as Seth Rogen is *completely* *miscast* as Britt Reid”

    Oooh, goooood for youuuuu.

  4. Lisa Burks says:

    Awesome photos, Allan! I love this type of coverage, and look forward to seeing the film now. Thank you so much, great job! 🙂

  5. Charles Kearns says:

    Seth Rogan as Brit Reid is an insult to the original character. Does Seth Rogan look like Van Williams? There is not enough plastic surgery, liposuction, and acting lessons in the world to make Rogan the Green Hornet. You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken poop, no matter how much you try.

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