The Green Hornet Gets Redlighted

It appears that Seth Rogen’s pet project, The Green Hornet, may be an undone deal. In other words the hornet isn’t taking flight. While word is that the film isn’t completely dead it isn’t looking too promising and certainly won’t make the original 2010 release date.

I doubt there will be any big sigh of disappointment arising at the news of the demise of The Green Hornet film. The masked crime fighter who made his debut in a 1930′s radio show doesn’t appear to have that big a contemporary following or potential audience.

The Green Hornet is likely best remembered as a television show that featured the late Bruce Lee as Kato, the Hornet’s sidekick and martial arts expert. No one remembers who played The Green Hornet. I looked it up. He was played by Van Williams. Do you know who that is?

In case you’re interested The Green Hornet made a move into comic books in 1940 and was featured in movie serials.

This film would have been the Green Hornet’s big screen debut as a full length movie. The film also featured Stephen Chow as Kato.

It looks like The Green Hornet will have to rest in peace, at least for now.

So, is anyone out there bereft at the news that The Green Hornet was swatted?


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