Having just kicked off its production last week, "The Green Hornet" was already hit with an on-set mishap over the weekend. E! News reported that the filming of a car chase scene has gone awry when a stunt driver, who was reportedly manning the Black Beauty car, lost control of the car and crashed into the front of the Creative Artists Agency's headquarters.
When the set accident took place, some of the film stars, Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz and Edward James Olmos, were shooting a shootout before the offices of the Hollywood's premiere talent agency. They were not involved in the incident, and while a portion of the driveway wall was damaged, the stuntman escaped without injury.
E! News also reported that following the mishap, the film crew's construction department were seen working all day making repairs. In the meantime, a representative from Sony Pictures has commented on the incident, describing it as "a minor, noninjury accident". The rep further claimed that production was not delayed by it.
On another news, Variety has come up with the story that Nicolas Cage won't be portraying the film's villain. The publication reported that the "Ghost Rider" actor and Columbia Pictures were not able to come to terms on a deal. The studio now looks for another actor to fill the shoes of the bad guy.
"The Green Hornet" is an adaptation of WXYZ's radio show created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. It centers on Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day and masked vigilante Green Hornet by night, and his adventures in fighting crimes. Featuring Jay Chou as Kato, it is penned by Rogen and his writing partner in "Knocked Up", Evan Goldberg. The movie is expected to be released in the U.S. December 17, 2010.