The Green Hornet reboot in works after underwhelming Seth Rogen comedy

The crime-fighting character, originally debuted on 1930 s radio, is likely to be brought to the screen yet again from the Accountant director Gavin OConnor

The Green Hornet is set to return to the big screen after the self-titled 2011 escapade had a mixed reception.

According to Deadline, the character of Britt Reid is likely to be making a comeback thanks to Paramount and Gavin OConnor, whose Ben Affleck thriller The Accountant has been a box office made this year.

Ive been wanting to make this movie and generate this franchise since Ive wanted to construct movies, OConnor told. As a kid, when the majority of members of my friends were into Superman and Batman, there was only one superhero who held my interest: The Green Hornet. I always thought he was the baddest badass because he had no superpowers. The Green Hornet was a human superhero. And he didnt wear a clown garb. And he was a criminal in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of the criminal world.

The character originated in the 1930 s on radio and was later transported to the small screen in a 1960 s TV demonstrate, co-starring Bruce Lee as Reids sidekick. There have also been comics and Michel Gondrys 2011 attempt to bringing the story to the big screen.

It starred Seth Rogen in the lead role, with subsistence from Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz, and received mixed reviews, with the Guardian Peter Bradshaw wrote: Virtually everything about the cinema is disillusioning. It induced $98 m in the US from a $120 m budget and failed to kick off a new franchise.

OConnor says he will modernize the character, attaining him accessible for new generations and will wipe away the camp and kitsch of the previous iteration. He also compared the character to Batman, Jason Bourne and American Snipers Chris Kyle.

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