"Green Hornet" and "Kung Fu" Adaptations On the Way

by | March 21, 2007 | Comments

When there are no more original ideas left in Hollywood, the remakes shall roam the multiplex. And here’s two more! "The Green Hornet" looks to be making a resurrection (yet again), plus there seems to be some movement on a big-screen version of "Kung Fu."

First off, it seems that actor David Carradine is a little bit miffed about the direction Warner Bros. wants to take with their "Kung Fu" adaptation. Apparently the plan is to go back and remake the pilot episode, but Carradine thinks it should go another way: "I can’t imagine how they can expect to get a huge audience with somebody else playing Kwai Chang Caine because I’m entirely too identified with it. I ought to know because I have to live with it. But the sensible thing that they should do is a sequel where we see what the hell happened to this guy. What’s he like in 1906?"

The actor also expresses some general frustration with the WB people: "Years ago I got tired of trying to convince Warner Bros of my opinions about things. I got other things to do. If they want me involved in any of these projects I would certainly think about it. But I’ve got so much on my plate, I don’t need it and I am getting tired of talking about it."

In other remake news, it looks like producer Neal Moritz has a hankering to bring "The Green Hornet" back to the screen. (This is the project that Kevin Smith semi-started several years ago.) For those too young to know what the Hornet is all about, here’s some info from a Sony press release: The story’s about a "bored playboy whose life is changed when he inherits his father’s crusading newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. He saves the life of Kato, a Japanese man with incredible technical and martial-arts skills, who becomes Britt’s closest ally — and transforms Britt’s car into the supercharged Black Beauty, which gives them an edge as they search for evidence to expose the city’s underworld in the newspaper. When Britt and Kato witness a brutal mob hit, Britt invents his secret identity — taking his name from his powerful car’s defective horn. A skilled fighter and expert marksman, the Green Hornet uses two special, non-lethal guns to subdue criminals: One fires a potent knock-out gas while the other produces the ‘Hornet’s Sting’ — an electric shock."

No word on who’ll be writing / directing the "Green Hornet" flick, but with Neal Moritz producing, you can bet it’ll be broad, flashy and full of action.

Sources: SuicideGirls.com, IGN Movies

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