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‘Green Hornet and Kato’ Movie Project Lands at Universal Pictures – Variety



Common Footage and Amasia Leisure are partnering on “The Inexperienced Hornet and Kato” and are in improvement on a movie primarily based on the traditional characters.

Amasia received the characteristic movie franchise rights to the Inexperienced Hornet in January with Amasia’s co-founders Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo producing. Helfant is a veteran Hollywood government who was president and chief working officer of Marvel Studios for a number of years beginning in 2005.

“The Inexperienced Hornet” originated as a radio present in the course of the 1930s primarily based on the vigilante Britt Reid character, proprietor/writer of The Day by day Sentinel. The 1966 TV sequence launched Bruce Lee to the USA as Reid’s sidekick Kato. Seth Rogen starred in Sony’s “The Inexperienced Hornet,” which was produced by Neal Moritz and directed by Michel Gondry, producing $227 million worldwide on the field workplace on a $120 million finances.

Common introduced the deal on Thursday with Peter Cramer, president of Common Footage, saying in an announcement, “The Inexperienced Hornet is without doubt one of the most iconic and beloved superhero tales ever created, and it has entertained generations of followers in each type of storytelling. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Michael, Bradley, and the whole Amasia crew to launch an thrilling new cinematic world for Britt Reid, Kato, and the Black Magnificence, and we will’t wait to share it with world audiences quickly.”

Helfant mentioned, “Common will probably be a fantastic dwelling for our new Inexperienced Hornet and Kato. The crew at Common share our ardour & enthusiasm for the property and can dedicate the sources to launch a very world franchise. And, it’s very cool that Common was the unique distributor of the 1940’s film serials. Our aim is to make a movie that present followers will love, and new followers will love to find. With Common, it looks like we’re merging the previous and the long run, creating a recent model of the franchise that’s recent and thrilling whereas respecting its lengthy legacy and historical past. I can’t wait!”

Amasia is government producing “Darkish Shadows: Reincarnation” for Warner Bros. Tv and is at present in post-production on John Patrick Shanley’s “Wild Mountain Thyme,” starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Christopher Walken and Jon Hamm. Amasia additionally just lately launched “Them That Observe,” which stars Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann and Lewis Pullman.

(Pictured: Van Williams and Bruce Lee within the 1966 “The Inexperienced Hornet” TV sequence.)

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