Believe me: I tried to get ‘sting’ to work somehow, but it always came out stupid: “Leigh Whannell is in talks to direct The Green Hornet and Kato for Universal Pictures. Whannell is the filmmaker who has brought us films such as The Invisible Man, Upgrade, and Insidious: Chapter 3. The studio loved what he did with The Invisible Man, so it makes sense that they’d want to get back into business with him for another project.”
Come, let us be honest: the original GREEN HORNET would be completely forgotten today if it were not for the minor detail that Kato was played by Bruce Lee. This is no reflection on the show itself, one way or the other. There were lots of perfectly decent television shows that lasted a season, then got canceled.
But the proposed new title says it all, honestly. There’s got to be tons and tons of martial arts in this thing. And, since they’re going to be playing it straight: what poor so-and-so is volunteering to spend the rest of his life being compared to Lee?
Still, it might not suck.