Paramount Pictures To Produce Reboot Of The Green Hornet
With Disney and Warner Bros. regularly dominating the box office with their Marvel and DC Comics films, Paramount is jumping at the chance to cut in on the superhero action as well as the hefty profits associated with it. At the moment, Gavin O’Connor is set to helm the studio’s project:
“I’ve been wanting to make this movie — and create this franchise — since I’ve wanted to make movies,” O’Connor told the outlet. “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.”
O’Connor will develop the project alongside Sean O’Keefe, who will pen the script.
“I want to re-mythologize The Green Hornet in a contemporary context, with an emphasis on story and character, while at the same time, incorporating themes that speak to my heart. The comic book movie is the genre of our time.
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