The last time we saw the Green Hornet on the big screen was back in 2011, and now the famed character and his trusty sidekick Kato are gearing up to get rebooted once more for a new movie.
Via Deadline, Amasia Entertainment is at work on bringing the property back to the silver screen.
As Amasia co-founder Michael Helfant enthused, “When I was a kid The Green Hornet was one of my favourite television series. I loved everything about it: the Green Hornet, Kato, and of course the Black Beauty. They were the coolest! It was personally painful to leave them all behind when I left Dimension. So I tried to option the property again at Marvel before it went over to Sony, and then again in 2017 before the rights landed at Paramount.”
Created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, The Green Hornet debuted as a radio serial back in 1936. Focussed on Britt Reid and his masked alter-ego of the crimefighting Green Hornet. Forever at his side is Kato and the pair’s advanced tech car, the Black Beauty.
Van Williams and Bruce Lee starred in the most incarnation of the property in 1966’s The Green Hornet, with Seth Rogan and Jay Chou headlined the aforementioned 2011 movie.
Several other versions of the IP have surfaced over the decades, and the last we’d heard on anything was a couple of years ago when Paramount were lining up Warrior’s Gavin O’Connor to direct.
As ever, expect more on Amasia Entertainment’s The Green Hornet as it continues to develop.