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Moriarty's Sundance Pillow Talk Wrong... Stephen Chow is still on GREEN HORNET & it ain't dead yet!

Hey folks, Harry here... There's a strange world that occurs up in the frozen wilds of Sundance. Amid all the black leather and Blackberries - the very non-LA weather creates a crotchety bitch fest, where rumors start spiraling like snowflakes in the air. The big one this year was that GREEN HORNET was swatted. My sources around Stephen Chow say, not so fast Moriarty! Sure, the evil professor may have a new assumed identity, but he's still out to thwart Good and the powers of truth and justice... even under his new alias of Drew McWeeny. It seems Stephen Chow is still attached and moving forward on GREEN HORNET. Meanwhile, long time Asian Film site, MonkeyPeaches which has provided AICN with an awesome array of Asian Film scoops in the past is reporting that Stephen Chow's next foreign film is called JOURNEY TO THE WEST! How do you respond... Mo... I mean, DREW MCWEENY? IF THAT'S YOUR NAME?!?!? Will you be man enough to admit how you're just an evil doddering ol frigid fool for listening to the Sundance Bitching? Hmmm? I will be watching to see if you do any significant follow up!

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  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by Bob of the Shire

    Moriarty knocked up my sister and then ran off to some other site. What a dick.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Harry, that was totally incoherent

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    this might be the worst article you have ever written.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    S0nic, no it wasn't

    by The Ringwraith

    Harry has been guilty of writing near-incoherent articles before (My guess is he is sometimes stoned while writing), but this isn't one of them. Its funny and informative...classic oldschool Harry.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Ben Affleck is Kato

    by beetlegeuse

    and theres no way mcweeny is his real name. that's totally some made up bullshit.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, midnight CST

    Yeah, Classic Old School Harry


    Right On!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I knew as soon as you posted it...

    by robzass was a bullshit rumor. no way seth rogen would give up nachos for that long if he wasnt actually filming something.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Actually, that article WAS confusing...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...His next "foreign" film as reported by an asian site...So it's a U.S./European film, or a Chinese film?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Moriarty is a douchebag

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    Moriarty is a douchebag who SWEARS he's on the inside.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Still wanna see it more than AVATAR, Harry?


    Really, do you?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Clive Owen would be my choice

    by ThePilgrim

    Him or that Brock Samson, Failed MIB Agent, Tick Guy.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    I am FURIOUS!!!

    by TerryMalloy


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Please - who wants to see that fat-ass Rogen...

    by AnnoyYou a third-string superhero movie? He should stick to what he does best: stoner fantasies in which a shlub like him always gets the hot girl.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Crotchety bitch fest!

    by Heckles

    Apropos, Harry.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Mori just pwned his old stomping grounds...

    by FuckMichaelBay

    ...that's no way to share a sandbox.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Sorry that I know this... but I read Rogen dropped some lbs

    by Heckles

    He's categorically less fat ass if the internet speaks the truth.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Um, Why!

    by laraz

    I can not understand SETH ROGEN, he is not funny. He will fuck up the green hornet, like he does all of his films, by playing the same stupid stoner! Why do people like this dude, he is not a bankable actor to begin with, Knocked Up was a fluke! Pineapple & Porno each performed poorly at the box office! When will people wake up and realize that this dude is not funny and his material is only good when APTOW is writting it!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Why this project?

    by noncents

    He should be directing his own movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    More Stephen Chow = Mucho goodness

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Plus I guess I'm one of the last people on talkbacks who isn't anti-Seth Rogan. Looking forward to seeing how this movie turns out.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST


    by wbrownley

    I find out that the rumor that this was being cancelled was just a rumor and now Slashfilm says Hilary Duff is starring in a Bonnie and Clyde remake. seriously, wtf?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Will Smith as Kato.

    by F-18

    How do you say "Aw hell naw" in Asian?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    you dildo asshats

    by BadMrWonka

    if you have some legitimate gripes, maybe you wouldn't whine like martians?!?!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Journey to the West!

    by jaymrobinson

    It's a classic of Chinese literature. It is also what Dragonball is based on. Dude, the Monkey King!! (played by Jet Li in the movie he did with Jackie Chan). This should be way more awesome than any Green Lantern.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    he might of been wrong BUT

    by javery56

    No one forced you guys to re print his article.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Stephen Chow as the Monkey King!!

    by jaymrobinson

    That's gonna rock.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    2 hours of dung beetles rolling turds around than rogen as the green hornet

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Mori IS a douche btw

    by Mike_D

    just from experience.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    I love Chow, but who gives a fuck about The Green Hornet

    by Roketopunch

    Come on Chow. Let it die! Make something cool like a Fist of The Northstar film.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Chow should have directed Dragoball.

    by Roketopunch

    He is one of the best action choreographers. Fuck you Bay!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST


    by javery56

    fuck you Bay!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Mori is not a douche

    by paralyser-pro

    The only guy from this site to actually accomplish anything worth noting, and everyone here slags him off. Slight case of professional jealousy here? Cigarette Burns is better than 99% of the crap you geeks jizz over... Drew will always be the writer of Cigarette Burns, and each of you will always be, well, nobody important anyway...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Sheesh...what a drag

    by ChezKing

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    Jealous of Cigarette Burns? Yeah right. It's funny how you can't think someone is just a douche without being jealous as well. Sigh....

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Touched a nerve did I?

    by paralyser-pro

    Oh ye of the gayest handle ever...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    paralyser-pro = Moriarty?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    "Drew will always be the writer of Cigarette Burns". That sounds more like a curse than a compliment. I'm more proud of turds (everyday turds too, not super duper once in a lifetime bowl fillers either) I've taken than I would be to take credit for the worst thing John Carpenter has ever made. John Carpenter. He made Ghosts Of Mars remember? Imagine that, the losers of this talk back will look back and mourn that they were never able to suck cock of hollywoods d listers for the privelage of ripping off Flicker and turning it into an ungodly awful 1 hour of late night z list television.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    wow Harry

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I have to say that is pretty fucked of you to call Mori out like that. So who told you to reprint an article from his site? AICN in the last few years has become a fucking embarrassment. 80-90% of all the stories are picked from other sites. Only CHUD is worse about that (but that shouldn't surprise anyone) Not to mention the fact that you guys have been days if not weeks behind other sites concerning breaking news. <P> Look, we all appreciate what you've done but the fact that Mori was here for 12 years, helping you build this site (that STILL has a fucking ID4 wallpaper and no edit button) speaks volumes on your character. <P> Pretty fucked up, man.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Journey To The West Chow style 2010! Best film ever!

    by Damien Chowder

    With todays CGI this should be the best film ever made. His previous Monkey films are classics but untrue to the book. If he does this faithfully but Stephen Chow it then I am a happy man.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Chow did the JTW thing twice a while back, but this is new...

    by Monkey_King

    sort of! Stephen Spielberg and Zhang Yimou are collaborating on a film version of XiYuJi aka 'Journey to the West', esentially the story of my namesake and since Chow did such a great job playing Sun Wu'Kong the last 2 times, they may have recruited him for this outing. I hope it's a more faithful representation than what we saw in THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM and they get Rick Baker to handle the Monkey King makeups. To my knowledge, Chow is still working on the sequel to GONG FU aka KUNG FU HUSTLE. Let me check with my wife on any new Chow news.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    AnimalStructure, you old fascist

    by Lost Jarv

    is that you hiding behind the name RowdyRddyStripper <P>Care to tell us how "to smell the man is to know the man" again? that was the funniest thing on here for a while.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Will Smith as the Monkey King :

    by PTSDPete

    Would be the death of all of Hollywood.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST


    by louisse

    Jamie Hewlett and Damien worked on that a while ago. made it look incredible awesome just like they're gonna rock our socks with their third Gorillaz album. I've heard a few of their new songs, sounded really good to me!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    @ the_shogun_gunslinger

    by Napolean Solo

    Then... why are you still here? <br> <br> You're like those terrorists that always complain about a country when they can just as easily leave. <br> <br> See you on your next post! lmao

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    OK cool, so the other post was just a lie?

    by ricarleite

    Or is this one the lie? Well, you got several hits on the banners across this post anyway.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    @ Louisse

    by Napolean Solo

    Who are you that you're hearing such exclusive material from the Gorillaz camp? You're definitely not working for them, because you spelled 'Damon's' name wrong. Where did you hear this stuff you cool person you?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Bring on the GREEN HORNET already!

    by JDanielP

    As a quality motion picture, please.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    could some experienced TBer answer this for me?

    by thekylegassproject

    i am only a "part-time" AICN junkie, i spose you could say. say sometimes, i really behind.<p> my question is this? did something happen between moriarty and harry? is moriarty still involved with AICN? i keep getting little scraps of info off the site here that suggests mori is no longer with the AICN.<p> can anyone clear this up for me? thx...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST


    by thekylegassproject

    SO sometime, I'M really behind.<p> i'm retarded

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    the tuxedo WAS the green hornet

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    This Was a Shit Idea From the Bounce

    by cowboyone

    Sorry, love Rogen and all, but no one under 60 gives a shit about the Green Hornet ... or Kato.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST


    by Darth_Kaos

    Maybe it's just spin? I hope so, there's no need for this project. This is a TV movie in the waiting at the very least.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Didn't Chow already do JtW?? I ordered the thing!

    by JasonPratt

    A two-part movie series? With Chow as the Monkey King?! Recently released on Blu-Ray?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogan Needs To Go

    by Media Messiah

    Josh Duhamel, Fergie's husband, would make a great Green Hornet.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Keep Chow, get rid of Rogen!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    We'll soon find out!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    HARRY - If Mori no longer has his black box...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...can I have it?<P>MNG FOR MOD IN '09!!!<P>Vote MNG - "He'll get you laid!"

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Drew, you Weenie!!!!!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Wait, is there actual beef between AICN and the FAR inferior

    by dr sauch


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Sincw we gotta have him play a superhero somewhere

    by skimn


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by Kloipy


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    @ Napolean Solo

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    First off, I never said, "Oh well fuck this site, I'm leaving". I said the sites standards have slipped. <P> And yeah you fucking dunce, I'm "like a terrorist". Well by that logic, YOU'RE like a brainwashed dumb-fuck everyday american moron who no matter how shitty things get and how obvious that shit is, you'll forever stand and salute and suck the dick of ANYONE who has more "power" than you. So fuck you, you crusty twat.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    does tina turner stil have a coveted black box?

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    make the kato movie

    by ironic_name

    jet li is kato. val kilmer as lance or lamont or whoever the green hornet is, completely stupid like zapp branigan. kato saves him.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Journey to the West!

    by cyberskunk

    Journey to the West is one of my favorite stories. I read a four volume edition edited by Anthony C. Yu. I highly recommend this to people who like fantasy. You can read about dragons and adventure, comedy, super-action etc. and at the same time, you get to read a Chinese national classic. I thought it was terrific.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    It can't be killed!!

    by Deus X Meshuga

    Damnit,this train wreck of a movie just will not die!! Guess you just can't drive a stake through a pile of shit,all you end up with is a shitty stake. :p

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    HitFix is kind of a generic site

    by TallBoy66

    I've really only skimmed over Moriarty's stuff, and I have liked his writing, but the rest of it is too broad-based to target a specific audience. Look at Newsarama - they went from specifically covering comics to more of a widespread base (movies, TV, videogames) and their numbers have dropped down from the format change. HitFix is a bit too "Entertainment Weekly" website, (movies, music, TV, etc. etc.) and if I wanted to go to Entertainment Weekly's website, I'll go to Like that Mori is writing more frequently now, not exactly a huge fan of his new homebase.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Just give the script to David Mamet...

    by samuraiyao

    I think he should write and direct the Green Hornet!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by hebrokeaway

    Drew had been growing away from the supposed target AICN crowd for a long time. There were a few flare-ups in the Fall (the Clone Wars review saga, Gone, ScriptGirl) where it seemed Moriarty would try to be a diplomat between AICN and the angry TBers. And everytime he would be polite and try to meet them half-way, he would get shit on. Despite his (and TBers) reasonable ideas and valid complaints, nothing would ever change. I'm told a lot of the staff feel they shouldn't bother trying to get Harry to take something seriously because he won't listen. He won't explain himself. <br>Harry has been largely absent from this site for years. You can't really argue this point. But since Drew announced he was leaving, Harry has been everywhere. I can ass-u-me there is some jealousy and immaturity on his end about Drew making it while Harry isn't taken seriously and can't get a project running. But really...that's Harry. He is an immature person and makes these type of comments to his buddies like Massa all the time. It's hard to know if he's really angry at someone. And who really cares? At this point, you are either amused by Harry and the AICN standard or you're not, and you don't really have much hope for things to improve.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck did moritity go again?

    by The_Squid

    I know it's been mentioned, but it sliped my mind.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by Bob Cryptonight

    Tina Turner's black box...good one!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by Toonol

    Reasonable ideas and valid complaints from talkbackers? I can just imagine. You're one of those people that bitches about scriptgirl, aren't you?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by hebrokeaway

    Sorry, I've never commented on a ScriptGirl post . I was talking about things like the community moderator, better communication with the staff, etc. You know, good ideas, not just "fucking lame stop posting this shit."

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Hell Yeah, Kloipy! "just pillow talk" is the only pillow talk on

    by finky089

    where is that funny bastard anyway?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by Toonol

    Fair enough, I won't lump you with that group. There's a cadre of whiners around here that feel very self-entitled. If you had actual good, productive ideas, I'm shocked and awed.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    hebrokeaway: Mori's "making it"?

    by catlettuce4 writing for a start-up website? As near as I can tell he just traded one amatuerish blog location for another.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    David Mamet: The Most Important Part Of Red Belt...

    by Media Messiah

    ...he left out of the movie??? I had to watch his director's commentary for him to say what really mattered most about the movie. The story is essentually saying that "Everything in life is fixed (shrugs shoulders). Just as long as you remember that, you can factor it into the equation (of your life, hopes, and dreams), and you don't get your hopes too high."...or words to that effect. That wise and amazing statement, should have been in the movie!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Isn't SPIELBERG associated with JOURNEY TO THE WEST?

    by mistergreen

    I heard he wanted to do this Chinese Classic.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    ^^^ It's WUKONG, the Monkey King

    by mistergreen

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Is there a real rift between Moriarty and Harry?

    by geraldbeans

    I can't tell if it's a joke or they really don't like each other. A little backstory please?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by hebrokeaway

    "Making it" meaning four produced screenplays, not where he moonlights as a part-time journalist. I agree that Hitfix pretty much sucks, though.