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    Ultimate Member MajorHoy's Avatar
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    Default Anybody hear anything new on a Green Hornet movie (post-Rogen)?

    Happened to stumble over this online:
    Badass ‘Green Hornet’? Paramount, Chernin Set Gavin O’Connor For Movie
    by Mike Fleming Jr - November 15, 2016 10:33am

    EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures and Chernin Entertainment have acquired rights to The Green Hornet. Gavin O’Connor is set to direct a film that will overhaul the image of Britt Reid into an edgy protagonist capable of being the catalyst for a new franchise. O’Connor, who just directed the Ben Affleck-starrer The Accountant, will work closely with Sean O’Keefe, who’ll write the script. O’Connor will produce with Chernin Entertainment.
    The preconception of Green Hornet is a campy ’60s TV series (that starred Van Williams as Britt Reid, and launched Bruce Lee as Kato), and a movie action comedy that starred Seth Rogen. The first crack at a movie came when George Clooney was transitioning from ER to screen stardom, and was set to star in a film at Universal that came undone when ER exec producer Steven Spielberg prevailed on him to instead star in the first DreamWorks film, The Peacemaker, in 1997. He moved on to Batman, and the film property moved to Miramax, and then Sony Pictures, which finally made the Michel Gondry-Rogen version. It did OK , but there was no sequel, and the rights lapsed.
    Paramount, Chernin and O’Connor look to wipe the slate clean with the hope that a storied, branded IP can get a do-over, as happened with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films and JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and Star Wars pictures.
    You can read the rest here:but don't forget, this was originally posted back in November of 2016.

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    Spectacular Member Martini Sigil's Avatar
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    I haven't heard anything... but if someone were to move forward with this, they should go with Kevin Smith's Dynamite comics version... the "next generation" with the gender-swapped Kato... the comics were written very campy, but the premise is solid.

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    Just get Kevin Smith to adapt his comic and call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Happened to stumble over this online:You can read the rest here:but don't forget, this was originally posted back in November of 2016.
    THIS SOUNDS AWESOME !!!! My take is no KEVIN SMITH or Spielberg who dropped the ball years ago and has an up or down track record regarding adaptations of other people's IP anyway. As stated in the article all new people but...... are we seeing the same mistake Hammer made announcing a franchise before the first film is successful? Not sure how the Cruise/Mummy film did. I'm not a supporter of Scientology.

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    i just wish they'd release the '60s series on dvd or bluray.

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