Nothing in Hollywood stays dead forever, which means it’s time for a Green Hornet reboot.
The crime-fighting character began life in 1930s radio serials before jumping into 1940s film serials and then a 1960s TV series. A comedic big-screen adaptation arrived in 2011, with Seth Rogen in the lead. Now, Amasia Entertainment is setting out to make a new Green Hornet film.
Per THR, Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo‘s Amasia Entertainment has won the rights to a new Green Hornet movie, because if there’s one thing kids love these days, it’s characters from 1930s radio serials. Sony previously held the film rights to the character, which resulted in the 2011 Michel Gondry film starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson, and Cameron Diaz. While that movie was by no means a flop – earning $227.8 million against a $120 million budget – it didn’t exactly set the world on fire, either, and no sequel was planned.