The Green Hornet

1966, TV Show

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Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) has been tapped to direct Wolverine, the X-Men prequel chronicling the origins of Hugh Jackman's character. David Benioff penned the screenplay.... Also per the Hollywood Reporter, Knocked Up's Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg are in final talks to cowrite and coproduce a big-screen take on The Green Hornet, with Rogen playing the lead. Yeah, you read that last part right.... Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Alan Rickman and Chris Pine are in for some Bottle Shock, an indie drama about the birth of the Napa Valley wine biz. read more

Green Hornet Has the Big-screen Buzzzzz

Columbia Pictures, which has Spider-Man 3 swinging into theaters on May 4, has its eye on a new "bug": the Green Hornet, which was created by the Lone Ranger's Fran Striker and George Trendle and finds millionaire Brit Reid moonlighting as a masked crime fighter.The Green Hornet originated as a '30s radio serial and was once a TV series starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee (as sidekick Kato). The property, says Variety, had previously been eyed by Universal and Miramax, with Kevin Smith developing it for 'Max a few years ago, but Sony-based Neal H. Moritz (an executive producer on Prison Break) has emerged as the guy to actually shepherd the feature franchise. Kato and the Green Hornet, Moritz tells Variety, "are my favorite crime-fighting duo." (No offense, Linc and Michael.) read more

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Premiered: September 09, 1966, on ABC
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Premise: Adventures of the masked crimefighter and his assistant Kato that tried to duplicate the success of ABC's other dynamic superhero, `Batman,' which had premiered earlier in the year. This series, an adaptation of a radio show, was played more seriously, though, and while it had its own style and received some praise, it languished in a Friday time slot and was canceled after one season. It became a cult favorite later, thanks largely to future martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, who played Kato.

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