The Green Hornet to be rebooted by The Accountant director Gavin O'Connor
The Green Hornet is to be rebooted for a new movie.
According to Deadline, director Gavin O'Connor has been tasked with putting together the reboot, which will be prodcued by Paramount Pictures.
The Green Hornet began life as a 1930s radio program and over the years has been a TV series, comic book and a 2011 movie starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou. It follows Britt Reid, the irresponsible son of a press baron who is sparked into life when his father dies and teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.
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Speaking about the movie, O'Connor said: "I’ve been wanting to make this movie — and create this franchise — since I’ve wanted to make movies. As a kid, when most of my friends were into Superman and Batman, there was only one superhero who held my interest — The Green Hornet. I always thought he was the baddest badass because he had no superpowers. The Green Hornet was a human superhero."
He continued: "For almost 20 years now I’ve been tracking the rights, watching from the sidelines as they were optioned by one studio or another. When I discovered the rights were available again, I tracked them down, partnered with Peter Chernin and we set the movie up at Paramount. With the rights now in our loving hands, I’m beyond excited to bring The Green Hornet into the 21st century in a meaningful and relevant way."
O'Connor's new movie is The Accountant and it's in cinemas now. You can watch our interview with O'Connor talking about that movie below: