‘The Green Hornet’
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Hollywood Backlot: ‘The Green Hornet’

Seth Rogen, who plays the title character, takes it easy on the set of “The Green Hornet.” (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
The Green Hornet’s car, Black Beauty, rests atop a full-scale mock-up of a printing press. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Director Michel Gondry holds up his laptop for Seth Rogen to view in an off-set “video village” area of a Sony soundstage. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen, seen through the damaged safety glass of the Green Hornet’s car. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Jay Chou, who plays Kato, has his mask adjusted. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Jay Chou watches his stunt double, Hiro Koda, grab the leg of stuntman Sam Looc during the blocking of a fight scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Fight coordinator Jeff Imada gestures to indicate how high a stuntman, hooked up to a wire rig, should be lifted. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Jay Chou, alongside bullet-riddled Black Beauty. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Director Michel Gondry checks a detail during rehearsal. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Cinematographer John Schwartzman steps carefully past the front of the car. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen on set. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen waits for video playback on the Sony soundstage. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen on set. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen and Jay Chou rehearse a scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen and the camera glow in the appropriate shade. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen and Chou, in position for a scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen and Jay Chou amid smoke and flames. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
“The Green Hornet” crew members set up a scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Chou, between scenes. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen, wearing a particle mask, and Chou work on blocking a scene amid thick smoke. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Director Michel Gondry watches video playback. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Gondry gets physical with the wreckage of the Black Beauty. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Crew members set a camera in place on top of a Black Beauty car. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Michel Gondry checks the camera placement. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Director Michel Gondry, Seth Rogen and script supervisor Anne Rapp. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen and producer Neal Moritz watch video playback of a scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen and “The Green Hornet” director Gondry. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Crew members set the mood. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen and a similarly masked stand-in, Christopher Lula, prepare for a scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Jay Chou holds up his hand to provide a reference point for the camera. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen takes direction from “Green Hornet” property master Andrew Siegel. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Costumer Deborah Zimmerman, Seth Rogen and property master Andrew Siegel. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen amid the destroyed-office set. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Director Michel Gondry. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
David Harbour, who plays Scanlon, and producer’s assistant Theodore Bressman. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Smoke and flashing lights enhance a scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Jay Chou, left, and Michel Gondry. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
“The Green Hornet” director Michel Gondry. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
How the camera sees Jay Chou. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen reaches to adjust his hat. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Playback of a scene spurs laughter from star Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen stands behind the director’s chair. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Rogen and Chou in action. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Jay Chou. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Chou prepares for a scene. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Special-effects smoke rises in front of Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Seth Rogen. (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
Director Michel Gondry watches lighting adjustments being made on the set of “The Green Hornet.” (David Strick / For the Los Angeles Times)
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