We are getting a new Green Hornet movie! It is being reported that Paramount pictures has acquired the rights to the character and The Accountant director Gavin O’Conner is attached to direct.
O’Conner released a rather lengthy statement after it was announced and you can tell he is a huge fan.
“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. And he didn’t wear a clown costume. And he was a criminal — in the eyes of the law — and in the eyes of the criminal world. So all this felt real to me. Imagine climbing to the top of the Himalayas, or Mount Everest, or K2 over and over again and no one ever knew? You can never tell anybody. That’s the life of Britt and Kato. What they do, they can never say. They don’t take credit for anything.”
Unlike the action/comedy with Seth Rogan that was released in 2011, we’re thinking that this will be edgier and if it’s anything like The Accountant, this is going to be a really good movie.