'The Green Hornet'Going green is about to get even cooler. Sure there's the environment and that 'Green Lantern' guy, but there's also Seth Rogen as newspaper heir Britt Reid, a.k.a. 'The Green Hornet' (releases Jan. 14, 2011).

This big budget comic book movie, now being tweaked for 3D, combines an unlikely hero (Rogen), an even more unlikely sidekick (barely bilingual Taiwanese actor Jay Chou plays Kato) and the unlikeliest of directors (master of the surreal Michel Gondry).

Of course there's also Cameron Diaz as the lady in Britt's life, the requisite villain played by 'Inglourious Basterds' Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and the piece de resistance, The Black Beauty.

After the Beauty was revealed at Comic-Con last year, I had a chance to get up close and personal with the heavily modernized and militarized '66 Chrysler Imperial when I visited the movie's L.A. set. We even got to cruise around downtown Culver City in it, leaving people with perplexed expressions and jaws agape in our rumbling engine's dust.

But the car might be one of the very few throwback elements. Even back in December, long before talks of 3D, Gondry, producer Neal Moritz, Waltz, Rogen and his writing/producing partner Evan Goldberg were adamant that their take will be far from what you expect, and like no other superhero flick you've seen.

Here's what else we dug up on the set ...