Though Seth Rogen's been rapidly shedding weight for his unlikely superhero role in The Green Hornet (a facial mask always sits better on well-defined cheekbones), Hitflix reports that the project may be doomed.

Says Drew McWeeny:

Ever since [costar/director] Stephen Chow started to waffle about his participation in the film, I've been hearing rumors that there were major hesitations at Sony. Then at Sundance, I heard several people say that the film was off completely. I spoke this afternoon with a source close to the film, and while they didn't call it completely dead, they did say it is "highly unlikely" that the film will shoot in 2009 at all.

Too bad Rogen didn't lock down all the necessary Hornet talent before he started eschewing cheeseburgers for lettuce slices and cross-training. Still, there is one potential save: time to swathe Katherine Heigl in latex for a role-reversal sequel to Knocked Up!