Thursday, March 22, 2007

Green Hornet Movie is a go

It seems that Green Hornet will be made into a movie. There has been some buzz about it for a while now, but it seems that Columbia Pictures has bought the property and getting plans into the works.

"The crime-fighting exploits of The Green Hornet have been chronicled for decades on radio, television and in comic books. On Tuesday, Sony Corp.’s Columbia Pictures said it was making a motion picture on the newspaper hero.
Neal H. Moritz and Original Film will produce the movie, Columbia Pictures Presidents of Production Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad said. Columbia optioned the rights to The Green Hornet from Moritz, who acquired the rights from Green Hornet Inc. "

The Green Hornet was originally a radio program that ran from 1936-1952. The story was of a man named Britt Ried, a newspaper publisher by day and a crime solver by night, and his crime fighting asian sidekick, Kato. It then was made into two movies, one in 1940 and one in 1941. In 1966 it became a short lived TV show that starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet and his sidekick, Kato, was none other than Bruce Lee.

The Green Hornet had several different comic book series, starting as early as 1940 and the most recent during the comics clut of the early 1990's.

To learn more about The Green Hornet click here.
To read the Reuter's article on the movie click here.
To read the Boston Herald's article on the movie click here.

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