Fans who have been eagerly awaiting for Hong Kong superstar Stephen Chow to direct a Hollywood movie are going to have to wait a bit longer. Variety reports Chow has bowed out of helming the new superhero flick “The Green Hornet.”
Chow, who has enjoyed some American success with his films “Kung Fu Hustle” and “Shaolin Soccer,” agreed to direct “Hornet” last September after he was courted by producer Neal Moritz and screenwriters Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Chow also signed on to star as the Hornet’s sidekick Kato, a role his hero Bruce Lee played in the 1960s TV series of the same name. However, according to the trade, Chow has stepped aside because of the dreaded “creative differences.” Strangely, he’s still expected to stay on as Kato.
On a happier note, Chow is hard at work on “Kung Fu Hustle II” which is expected to go in front of the cameras very soon.