‘Green Hornet’ Reboot In The Works

Next to Disney and WB, Paramount Pictures is doing a superhero movie of its own, and the studio has nabbed a promising director to bring the project to life. Per Deadline, The Accountant and Warrior helmer Gavin O’Connor is attached to direct The Green Hornet for Paramount and Chernin Entertainment. The idea here is to put a serious twist on the crime fighter, with this new movie re-envisioning Britt Reid as “an edgy protagonist capable of being the catalyst for a new franchise.” Sean O’Keefe is penning the script and will work closely with O’Connor to develop the film, which O’Connor will also produce.

The Green Hornet made his debut as a radio serial and subsequently moved into the realm of comic books. The hero, Britt Reid, is a wealthy newspaper publisher who moonlights as a masked crime-fighting vigilante, working alongside his loyal partner and driver Kato. It’s basically Batman with a few minor tweaks, and while Green Hornet predates Batman by a couple of years (1936 vs. 1939), Batman clearly went more theatrical and, as a result, became more popular.

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5 thoughts on “‘Green Hornet’ Reboot In The Works

  1. These days, everything seems to have to move into dark and serious territory. Don’t get me wrong I loved the Dark Knight trilogy: it was absolutely amazing and totally stayed in touch with the original source material. The Green Hornet however has always been a pretty much campy show. To turn something like this into something serious, don’t know if that would work. But I guess we just have to wait and see.

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