Drew McWeeny at Hitflix had alleged that in the wake of director Stephen Chow leaving the film, several Sony sources had confirmed that Hornet had been permanently swatted. Rogen, however, wasn't pleased by the rumor that he had shed all his pounds for a project in turnaround. McWeeny recounts what happened next:
I had sourced the article from several directions, but there was one person I hadn't spoken to when I published, and that was Seth Rogen.
Let's just say he wasn't pleased. And he has a very different take on things.
"'The Green Hornet' has many people working for it, including production designers, costume designers and many conceptual artists, office staff, etc.," he said during our e-mail exchange back and forth. "[The studio heads] have every intention on making it, and assuming we're able to hire a new director in the upcoming weeks, which seems like a distinct possibilty, it should still hit the release date."
Otherwise: aborted wrap party at Fatburger's! Apatow's paying.