Having grown up with the original TV show (not the radio... not THAT old), I have been waiting for the DVD release of the entire run. Perhaps with this new film, it will finally happen.
I have read various reports in the past few years concerning this project. Last I heard, Jet Li was up for Kato. Before that, the guy who played Bruce Lee in that movie about him (Way of the Dragon? Name escapes me).
Being that they are supposedly staying true to the character, I wonder if they'll mention his great great great grandfather, John Reid. Otherwise known as The Lone Ranger.
And of course, you must retain theme "Flight of the Bumble Bee". Is Al Hirt still around?
Jersey Girl was photographed by the legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, so it's a good bet Kevin's picked up some pointers. Even he knows his films traditionally have had little camera movement, but even Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back was more kinetically dynamic than his other films (granted, it was a comedy, but it WAS "on the move").
Besides, with the budget on this one, he'll likely be able to afford any number of excellent action photographers.
I'm curious as to how Quentin Tarantino's taking this news.
I've been collecting the series off of Retroplex TV. I loved this as a kid and am enjoying them again now. If done with respect to the source, could be a hit for sure. Of course, we need Jet Li as Kato.
Britt Reid, the Green Hornnet is the great great ( I may be a great off) grandson of John Reid.... The Lone Ranger.
Seems to me that if marketed right, a Green Hornet film could appeal to audiences in the same way a Sin City, Ghost Rider or Fantastic Four did. It won't be a blockbuster like Spider-Man or Batman or Superman, but it could do very well nonetheless.