Seth Rogen, Bruce Lee as the Green Hornet

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He's already the unlikeliest leading man in Hollywood, but are you ready for Seth Rogen: Action Hero? He is, kinda, as he preps for his tights-wearing close-up in The Green Hornet, set for summer 2010. But do his Knocked Up fans even know the old comics or '60s TV series?

"When you say The Green Hornet to people, the first thing anyone says is, 'Hey, Bruce Lee played [the sidekick] Kato on that show,'" Rogen told us recently, while out promoting The Pineapple Express.

Everybody knows the sidekick, see, but not the hero.

To introduce the world to Kato's second fiddle, Rogen wrote the script with his Superbad and Pineapple partner Evan Goldberg. Here's what they cooked up...

"For years we'd actually been trying to write a movie that was kind of about a hero and his sidekick," Rogen said. "When we heard The Green Hornet movie was up for grabs, we thought that could be the most perfect way to do this story; he's the only hero whose sidekick is actually more known than he is."

But can the man known for making gay jokes and insulting Matthew Fox kick ass? He'll just have to turn all his four letter words into explosions.

"In writing The Green Hornet, we have not hit many situations where you're like, 'You know what would make this scene better, if Kato said c--ksucker.'"

Well, not yet, at least.

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