Judd Apatow repertory player Seth Rogen will take a break from getting KNOCKED UP to write and star in The Green Hornet, various entertainment sources are reporting. . Commentators who are as wise as they are prescient are predicting that the resulting film may have a comedic tinge, as opposed to portraying the drama inherent in the life of a man who dresses as a hornet and runs around with a Chinese sidekick. The Green Hornet has long languished in Hollywood with various approaches bombing out.
Rogen is just the newest player in a large and varied cast of characters who have tried to bring Green Hornet to the big screen. A Green Hornet film was previously announced at Universal with Ron Underwood directing. Three years ago Miramax entered a deal with Kevin Smith to adapt and direct a Green Hornet film. Actors as wide ranging as George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Wahlberg have been rumored to be in talks to play Reid over the years. And at one point or another Jason Scott Lee and Jet Li have been rumored to play Kato.