The Report: Hornets Over Hollywood
Gun battles! Explosions! Agents held hostage! “The Green Hornet” takes over L.A.
The Green Hornet represents something of a rarity. Riding a steady increase in the number of film shoots in Los Angeles during the past year, director Michel Gondry shot the entire big-budget production within the city’s 30-mile zone, a decision that required cooperation from city governments and neighborhoods. The film, which opens Jan. 14, lensed for about 75 days during the second half of 2009. While interiors were filmed on Sony Pictures’ soundstages in Culver City, the production spent an unusual amount of time shooting on location. To complicate matters, much of the exterior shoots involved running gun battles, car chases and explosions galore. Here’s a look at how Seth Rogen and company transformed the City of Angels.
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