Sony plans to bring "Green Hornet" to the big screen - Bruce Lee News
Hoping to match its massive success with the "Spider-Man" film franchise, Columbia Pictures announced today that it plans to bring another superhero to the big screen -- The Green Hornet.
The Green Hornet made his debut on radio in 1936, the creation of George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, who also created the Lone Ranger. "The Green Hornet" program had a one-year stint on television in 1966 with Van Williams in the title role and then little-known Bruce Lee co-starring as the Hornet's sidekick, Kato.
Neal Moritz, the producer of "Gridiron Gang" and "Click," will produce "The Green Hornet" film.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to be developing this world renowned property with the people who brought Spider-Man to the screen," Moritz said. "I can't imagine a studio better equipped or more prepared to handle this kind of material than Sony. With the radio show, television program, comic books and novels, there is ample source material to bring this classic crime-fighter to life."
"The Green Hornet" radio series ran until 1952, following the adventures of Britt Reid, a playboy who inherits his father's newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. He saves the life of Kato, who becomes his ally and helps transform Britt's car into the supercharged "Black Beauty."
The Green Hornet later became a comic book superhero.
A production schedule for the film was not immediately announced.