Kevin Smith's 'Green Hornet': One Will Die

Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

"Three will live, one will die"


By now I am sure you all know how absolutely thrilled I am at the prospect of a Green Hornet film co-written, produced by and starring Seth Rogen, right? Oh yeah, cant wait (yes, I am being facetious). Yet, I bet you guys didn't know that long before Seth Rogen was approached to produce the film, writer/director/actor Kevin Smith was asked to write and direct a Green Hornet film five years ago. Apparently, Smith had completed the screenplay to the proposed film but got cold feet at the last minute and opted out for fear that he would not do the story (or the characters) justice. Rather than tossing the script, Smith opted to release the story in a comic book format through Dynamite Entertainment.

“But then I thought ‘I already wrote a Hornet story once…’ It’s the Hornet movie I’d make if I was making it today. And there’s no better time to do that than before Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s version defines the character for the mainstream. We haven’t picked an interior artist yet, but we’ve got some stellar cover talent on board already: Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Jae Lee, and David Finch.”

 Alex Ross' 'Green Hornet'
Okay, I really like Kevin Smith's stuff so I was looking forward to this anyway, but then I got a look at some of the teaser images for the upcoming and my jaw dropped. I had no idea of the incredible talent that had signed onto this book! Artist Alex Ross penciled the cover of the first issue, and John Cassaday, Jae Lee and David Finch are all also on board.

The series will focus on the relationship between Britt Reid (Green Hornet) and the way he passes the Green Hornet torch on to his son, Britt Jr. Rumors also have been circulating that Smith will permanently kill off either Kato or Kato's daughter in the upcoming comic book series. Rather than trying to re-create Green Hornet, which seems to be what Rogen is trying to do, Smith was going to re-vamp the series and make it his own, which he will now do in the
upcoming comic.

"So While it’s not a straight-up adaptation of the “Green Hornet” movie script I wrote some years back, it’s definitely gonna take its cues from that script - just as that script took its cues from all the source material available (radio, TV, comics). So this is about as close as I’ll get to making that “Green Hornet” flick I walked away from directing all those years ago, when I was too chicken-shit and gay-in-love with my own characters to try something outside my comfort zone.”

Is it bad that I am way more excited about Kevin Smith's Green Hornet comic than I am about the film adaptation? Call me a hater or what you will but I still don't see Seth Rogen as 'Britt Reid.' Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #1 will be released this March, 2010.  What do you guys think? Will you be picking up the series?
#1 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio

I will definately be picking this up. Its about time Green Hornet made his return to the comic book world.
Although I was alittle surprised they switched Kato's gender, but as I've said before every wealthy crime fighter has a female side kick, Tony has Pepper, Bruce has Barbara and others.

#2 Posted by Deadeyeduck (64 posts) - - Show Bio

One will rise and one will die...again. 
The more i read of this, the more it sounds like The Red Panda Adventures, which is a podcast drama from Canada (and awesome i may add), which itself was inspired by The Shadow and the Green Hornet.  Interesting how things turn out.  
I watched the old 60s show not that long ago, and its still pretty good..give or take. Having an assassin who's only ability was to swing from a rope...badly...was pretty damn funny. Not to mention Burt Ward beating the crap out of Bruce Lee.
Anyone who happens to be interested in The Red Panda or likes stuff like the Shadow etc should definitely check it out 
You can get the MP3s off Itunes or here:   

#3 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio

Something about this sounds familiar, hrmmmm... What could it be?

One Will Die
#4 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15463 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone hear of Mr. Smith's recent run in with the air line company?
#5 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15463 posts) - - Show Bio


#7 Posted by DeathDefyingDevil (796 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm not very excited about seth rogen either. but i still need to pick up the first few issues of Green Hornet. Kevin Smith is amazing!

#8 Posted by hungup (36 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally can't wait for this. Smiths work on the Batman stuff was outstanding. He is an awesome writer (for both movies and comics) 
I'll be picking up this series for sure

#9 Posted by greenenvy (637 posts) - - Show Bio

I just became a hornet fan not too long ago and should be already if I favor green lantern to green arrow.  So this is perfect  to jump on and the movie which is  coming out plus I have few old comics I have  of his already  but not enough to be a big fan. Two things I need to know or want is that what is his origin and villians so I hope that gets introduced in some form.
#10 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19148 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad Smith's Green Hornet stuff will see the light of day

#11 Posted by pentagram (319 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:
" Anyone hear of Mr. Smith's recent run in with the air line company? "
yeah something about he was to big to fly on the plane or something.
#12 Posted by Lydian Sel (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure I'd check this out, I really dug his batman run with Walt Flannigan.

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