Jay Chou's Kato updates Bruce Lee's version with "Kato Vision" in latest "The Green Hornet" trailer

If you haven't heard, the latest trailer for The Green Hornet is out with wonderful eye candies, and what you get out of it is pretty much an updated formula of the "buddy flick". The interactions between Seth Rogen's The Green Hornet with Jay Chou's Kato in this re-imaginary of the original classic will no doubt draw comparisons to the dynamics between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan's pairing in Rush Hour, especially with previews that show more conversation banter between the pair. After all, you have Seth and Chris taking on the fighting-incompetent westerner role with the fighting-component companions played by Jackie and Jay, respectively, but with a distinct plot and contrasting character motivations, perhaps it's more than enough to keep this latest pairing fresh.

What's really cool though but may not have gotten as much attention from the release of this new trailer is "Kato Vision", which updates Jay's version of Kato with some passive ability that the original version, whom was played by the legendary Bruce Lee from the classic television series, lacked. In other words, the movie's director best described it as "how [Kato] envisions the fight before he does it," and continues by saying that "usually he spots out elements or details that he's going to use to his advantage. So, it's like a video game, but you go inside his eye." Therefore, those cool CGI-effects that you see in the trailer with Jay Chou? Yep, that's Kato Vision. It's definitely one movie technology that wasn't possible back in Bruce Lee's day.

The star-studded cast of The Green Hornet will beam on theater screens with wide release treatment in the United States on January 14, 2011. In the meantime, you can check out the more action-packed trailer version below.

The Green Hornet (Trailer 2):

Source: Celebrity Mania

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