Seth Rogen is a science geek, MythBusters previews
By April MacIntyre Dec 9, 2010, 17:38 GMT
12/03/2010 - Seth Rogen - "The Green Hornet" Madrid Photocall - Villamagna Hotel - Madrid, Spain © Solarpix / PR Photos
Discovery's coolest team of debunkers are getting into action hero mode again – this time with Seth Rogen, star and co-writer of the upcoming 3D action comedy The Green Hornet.
On Wednesday, December 15 at 9PM ET/PT, the Green Hornet Special episode will feature Rogen and the MythBusters team taking on two exciting scenes from the upcoming January motion picture release. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on January 14, 2011.
Long a fan of the series, Rogen wanted to find out what would happen when some of these Hollywood scenes are played out in real life. “I’m a big fan of MythBusters,” said Rogen. “We were making a big action movie and it just seemed like the only time we could do something like this. I watch the show all the time and it just seemed cool to see if the stuff in our movie was possible in any way, shape or form.”
The team, with Seth as their assistant, tackles two pivotal scenes from the film. First up is “Explosive Escape,” where The Green Hornet and his tech-savvy sidekick Kato are buried alive in the Green Hornet’s iconic car Black Beauty and blast their way out using the car’s built-in rockets. Adam, Jamie and Seth re-create this explosive silver screen scene… with a little TNT party.
Then, in “Elevator Car Cut,” Seth requests that Kari, Grant and Tory take on another action sequence from the movie, where The Green Hornet and Kato again find themselves in a jam. After being shot up by bad guys they crash into an elevator. As the elevator ascends, it slices the car in half, leaving them to escape in the front half of the car. To test this scene, the team build their own elevator from 3 ½ tons of steel, chop a car in half and take half a car to the racetrack. Will any of these results be Hollywood ready?
MythBusters features Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara.
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