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The Green Hornet Starring and Written by Seth Rogen?!

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July 20, 2007
Source: Variety

Although it's quite a ways out, aiming for a 2009 release, a feature film adaptation of the superhero radio show The Green Hornet is in the works. However, the latest news is that Seth Rogen, the comedic great who stars in Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin, is not only going to write but will also star in the film. The rights have been chased down by producer Neal H. Moritz, who is a big fan of the television series that premiered in the 1960's.

The Green HornetIn the film, Rogen would play Brit Reid, millionaire publisher-turned-masked crime fighter. The Green Hornet started as a radio serial in the 1930's before being turned into a comic book, film and TV series by the 1960s. The TV show was notable for the presence of Bruce Lee as sidekick Kato, a kung fu expert with a killer car. The character was created by Fran Striker and George Trendle, who also created The Lone Ranger, another radio character that's getting an film adaptation, too.

Although I recognize the name, I can't say I know much more or have ever looked into this superhero. Has anyone else out there been interested in The Green Hornet?

Peter Sciretta over at SlashFilm speculates that a Green Hornet adaptation has taken so long to get off the ground because "contemporary audiences aren’t interested in this old character." However in today's world where comic book movies are being made quicker than chic flicks, this time it'll hopefully get the green light and finally happen. Might this turn out good, with a bit of a comedic twist thanks to Rogen's involvement? Who knows, only time, and lots of it, will truly tell.

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  • Cardsrule
    seth rogen=sucks
  • Steam pipe
    Seth ROgen isn't funny and Knocked Up was the most overated piece of shit movie of 2007. Since when have the critics been boughten and paid for?
  • Team Player
    We must stop Seth Rogen and Jack Black. They suck. Not funny.
  • Campbell
    Please stop Seth Rogen. He just isn't funny. Please give comedic roles to deserving comics. Stop casting him in stoner films. He's a stoner not a comedic stoner actor like Cheech Marin or Tommy Chong. They are the real article. The only person who finds Seth Rogen's movies funny is Judd Apatow and Seth, when they are stoned. Real stoners don't find him. There aren't enough drugs in the world for us to find his movies funny.
  • Reth Sogen
    I agree. Seth Rogan and Jack Black are much alike in that they are lame. Being a lazy, fat, and unconventional bastard does not make you funny, and not only that, but they are the same in every movie. Weird is not funny. Random is not funny. Whenever they pull off this odd bear of a persona, the legs of comedy gets another hack by the painful ax of their on screen appearance.
  • mike
    seth rogan is horrible him and all of his buddies apatow,franco and so on are all pathetic and talentless. why destroy a bruce lee role with this pathetic loser!

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