Seth Rogen has denied reports that his superhero comedy The Green Hornet has been shelved by Sony.
Rumours suggested that the big budget movie was “highly unlikely” to film this year, prompting the film’s studio to ditch its intended June 25, 2010 release date.
The film first ran into trouble last month when Kung Fu Hustle’s Stephen Chow withdrew from directing duties.
Speaking to Hitfix, Rogen insisted that making the release is still on. “The Green Hornet has many people working for it, including production designers, costume designers and many conceptual artists, office staff, etc,” he said.
“[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 possibility, it should still hit the release date.”