The Green Hornet was created by Fran Striker for an American old-time radio program in the 1930's. In the following decades the radio show spawned into other media, including film serials, comic books and, more famously into a TV show starring Bruce Lee as Kato, the Green Hornet's sidekick, in the 1960's.
Let's watch the opening of the 1960's Gren Hornet TV show to better remember the hero:
The Green Hornet is a fair-to-above average hand-to-hand combatant who fights against crime. During the day the Hornet is Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day. But the journalist reveals to be a vigilante by night. In his fight against crime the Green Hornet is helped by his manservant Kato who is a martial-art expert. The pair drives around in a car equipped with advanced technology, called 'Black Beauty'.
The TV show was not that great but still deserves some respect. I am glad that a feature film is under work with the script being written by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (which is fine).
But I was almost shocked when I heard that Seth Rogen is running for the lead role of the Green Hornet! What the heck? i really can't imagine this big fat pro-weed boy interpreting the role of the Green Hornet... I am afraid they are actually making some stupid spoof comedy...
Here's what Seth Rogen recently said about the Green Hornet:
(via Sci-Fi Wire)
Honestly I can be but pessimistic concerning this Green Hornet movie by now... I would be more than happy to be proved wrong, but I think this film will just be utter crap...
The Green Hornet movie is scheduled for a release in June 2010. May God help Seth Rogen to make a miracle! Only a divine intervention may save the Green Hornet!