The Green Hornet is set to head back to the big screen.
Not a piece of news we were expecting to write, but here we are. A while back, we did a podcast looking back into the story of the Green Hornet movie, a film that didn’t quite make good on the 1930s source radio serial and subsequent TV series.
Seth Rogen said around the time that they were trying to make an edgier film than the PG-13 movie that came out at the end. Plans for any kind of sequel were abandoned.
Now, though, comes a potential movie reboot. Paramount had been sniffing around the project a year or two back, looking to take the property darker for a new film. But now a company called Amasia Entertainment has managed to snap up the screen rights to the Green Hornet franchise, and has plans for a new movie.
It’s very early days for the project, with no writer, director or acting talent as of yet attached to the movie. But in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Amasia’s Michael Helfant said that “this is one of the only stand-alone classic superhero franchises … We’re a bunch of fan geeks at Amasia and are thrilled about creating something fresh and truly worthy of this legacy property. A new world that is relevant and thrilling, while respecting and honoring the original vision of creator George W. Trendle”.
No timescales, just an intent to have the film bridging America and Asia. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
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