Ain't It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com)
Movie News

AHA! Moriarty admits that the HORNET still buzzes!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... It seems that my calling Moria... um... Drew out on my last GREEN HORNET posting has made him fess up. It takes a big man to admit his old boss was right. Truth be told, the two of us have always had a tenuous relationship. Once, while rehearsing for the Comedy Central AINT IT COOL Pilot - we realized that Drew couldn't appear on camera with me, because... and this is the absolute God-honest truth... When he looked at me, he had endearing affection for me. That's right. He wanted me. This never threatened me, but I think there was something about his love for me, that created this... this... how do I put it. This. Well, frankly I don't wish to embarrass him, but he knows I'm a fan of THE GREEN HORNET, and frankly - it's astonishing to me that he makes the claim that nobody of his Generation or Younger cares about THE GREEN HORNET or could honestly be a huge fan. Well, Drew was born sometime in the late 50's I believe - so I can't really speak about his generation, but I was born in 1971. Like many kids of the seventies... BRUCE LEE was a big deal. Prior to motion control camera rigs and lazer swords... KUNG FU was the geek thing. Sure, there was STAR TREK... LOGAN'S RUN... That sort of stuff, but really - the cross-platform film thing that was causing mass geeking across cultural barriers was BRUCE LEE. By the time I was 3, the GREEN HORNET movie opened in theaters comprised of footage from various episodes. It's not a great movie, but man... at age 3, I knew ENTER THE DRAGON, FIST OF FURY, CHINESE CONNECTION... My parents were huge honking Bruce Lee geeks. There were toys. There were posters. There were gum cards. There were Kato masks. And the show was shown on TV from time to time in syndication. I really really like THE GREEN HORNET, much more than I liked the Adam West BATMAN. Now that Drew has spoken with Seth Rogen regarding THE GREEN HORNET. Seth basically confirmed what we said, that it was still happening, and they were currently looking for the director for the project. Personally, I'd love to see James McTeigue take on this project. I have to admit, in many ways - this script is the script I'm most curious to take a look at in Hollywood right now. Mainly because I don't really have a handle on what they are doing with the film. I'd love McTeigue to make a Green Hornet film that would just shock us. I know that most of you are thinking of Seth Rogen as that pot head porn obsessed goofy guy from KNOCKED UP and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and ZACK & MIRI... but I'm getting a notion that Seth is on a path to transform his image and personality in Hollywood. I hear that OBSERVE AND REPORT isn't simply a laugh riot. I hear it's actually quite a dark film. And a very good one at that. It won't at all be the drivel of PAUL BLART - and I hear his turn in FUNNY PEOPLE is surprising as well. I've also heard and if you've seen Seth in interviews recently, he's been working the flab off pretty viciously to get prepared for this role. Let's see what this film is. Right now, it might be something very different from what hearing Seth's name means. That definition could be changing.

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    and the hornet was still blow

    by vaudeville villain

    this project is totally doomed.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Don't insult Paul Blart...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    He will fuck your eyeballs...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    *will* still blow...

    by vaudeville villain

    ... and it shall.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Alonzo, Paul Blart will fuck

    by comedian_x

    every orifice you have with his flaccid member -- pray you never watch the movie in Real-D.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    If the Green Hornet is still made as a comedy I will

    by crankyoldguy

    take a large, heavy baseball bat and beat all involved until they can no longer get up off the ground and then kick them in the kidneys until they piss blood. are we clear here?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Why would the studios want

    by palpatinefuckedmydog

    Rogen to play Hornet but to go the comedic route.And that will be really really bad.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    and a film better use that Billy May/Al Hirt theme

    by crankyoldguy

    redone by top players today

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Who cares

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    whos right<p> Either way this is a bad idea<p> Pour gas on it and strike a match

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    I still don't buy it.

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Seth Rogan as a super hero? As Bruce Lee's Daddy? Seriously? He needs to ease into it. Or maybe this is a genius move. Maybe I am an idiot. I still don't buy it tho.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    1971: A Great year to be born.

    by deanbarry

    I got a couple of months on ya Harry, having arrived on Oct 6th. But yes, being a child of the 70's was indeed a great year for geeks. Star Wars being the absolute first, ever movie I saw at a theater. It makes me smile. I was 8 and the future was still full of promise and funky disco beats.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Can we get a couple more TBs about this, please?

    by thebearovingian

    Mori really needs to be pointed out, mocked and humiliated (publicly, privately, anonymously on the Web) about this. Most people were glad to hear the bad? news so Mori was doing us all a favor! RIP Ill-conceived Seth Rogen Green Hornet movie.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    deanbarry...you were an infant of the 70s

    by bacci40

    i was a child of the 70s...you didnt hit puberty until the 80s dude

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    cant be worse than the spirit

    by bacci40

    somewhere will eisner is weeping

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Big red bush

    by beerbaby

    For real man, it takes a real Super Nerd to brag about how the dude he started a movie website with had a love jones for him. Seriously, thats something you keep to yourself for BOTH of your sakes. Somehow i don't think that rumors of a movie you are potentially intrested in seeing being put on hold have anything to do with your big red bush. On a totally unrelated subject, I hear Mike Bay is not including fortress maximus in the new transformers movie and I totally KNEW that was going to happen cause hes my favorite transformer and Mike Bay is ALL ABOUT my manjunk. And when I say manjunk I mean my wang and hangers. Good luck getting a pity bang now Bay!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Yeah, um, what?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Hornett Back on. I think we already had an article that covered this. McTieuge? The guy can't shoot a film for shit. I mean, he's Ratner bad. He's lucky the crew, producers and material directed itself for V, because fuck me he did his best to make it look like second rate TV. Anyway, I don't get the big deal. The TV show is fucking shit. Garbage. It's like remaking Charlies Angels, as long as you remember to take the lens cap off, you're already a step ahead. If it was Stephen Chow directing a Rogen script and both them of them starring, I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure that would be pure fucking win.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    my only consolation...

    by CENOBITE

    ...is how cheesy Batman was in the 60's and how cool it is now. Let's hope the same can be said about the Green Hornet. Make it noir, make it retro 60's... hell, make it steampunk for all I care... just make it GOOD.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    Is this really confusing anyone?

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    It's Harry and Moriarty (sorry, Drew) making up stories to get hits for his new site.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Harry, please, re-write this shit.

    by ricarleite

    Absolutely unreadable.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    "green hornet is still going. here's 700 words about me"

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    love the general hospital adverts

    by thecrimsoncurse

    who is the genius behind that...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    So, you diss Paul Blart ....

    by m_prevette

    But you think Seth Rogen has something to offer? Huh ? What the fuck? I tell ya, the love that gets heaped on steaming piles of shit here continues to amaze. Rogen is a no talent. Come on. God ...what a waste of space this joint is turning into. Fuck Rogen. Fuck him.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    what are u on about knowles??

    by mynemaborat

    trying to insinuate mori was gay for you?? jeez, harry's really lost the plot now...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    What Is This, A Threat, Or A Promise...Or Both???

    by Media Messiah

    No Seth Rogan...and no comical version of this movie, or they won't get my money!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Any one of us could do his comedy..

    by CharyouTree

    ..standing in front of the camera saying stupid things and then editing the best stuff together, thats why I hate Rogen and his crew.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    harry's growing insanity...

    by mynemaborat

    harry's growing insanity has made me reluctant to visit this site these days... i started reading this site back in 1998, yep 10 years ago, and have been doing so a few times a week ever since. but lately, within the past two years or so, i really haven't been able to garner the same old enthusiasm i used to. dunno, maybe getting older u stop wanting a film nerd fix... but i think its really because there are tons of other sites out there that DO A BETTER JOB AND DON'T GET BOGGED DOWN IN PETTY CHILDISH HATRED BETWEEN STAFF. i don't particularly like drew that much, but harry is just dead set insane. he's allowed himself to become isolated from the real world and consumed by this strange fantasy land where he's the emperor and famous and everyone loves him. reality check harold - you're not famous or powerful and no one in hollywood could give two shits about you or this site. don't mean to hate on you so much but really, you need to reconnect with the real world

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Pointing to Scoreboard

    by A-COD

    The Mall Cop is going to gross 100 million. No one cares about the Green Hornet except round boy when he was three.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    CharyouTree: You Know You Are Right

    by Media Messiah

    He is just doing improv...and not very good improv at that!!! Anybody could do it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Wow. So Harry still doesn't know what words mean

    by Laserhead

    "We always had a tenuous relationship". Yeesh.<p>Harry's fat-saturated brain is going fizzle.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Bring on The Brown Hornet!

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    HEY, HEY, HEY!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Drew is 100% right

    by gringostar

    I was born in '73 and I could give two shits about the Green Hornet. Also it does not matter who was in the original Green Hornet (Bruce Lee), because he will not be in the remake. I never understand why referencing original material should lend credibility to producing a remake? Star Wars was a phenomenon beyond all that have come before and after. Harrison Ford Played Han Solo in the original, there were toys, posters, gum cards, Halloween costumes, lunch boxes, shoes, t-shirts, bed sheets, wallpaper, light sabers, video games, etc... does that mean that a remake makes sense or is justified? In my opinion absolutely not. I also don't think anyone is clamoring for a remake of this property (I truthfully don't think anyone cares).

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    The "trench-coated mystery men"-type heroes are cool

    by Crimson Dynamo

    The Green Hornet, the Question, the Shadow, the Sandman, Rorschach, Darkman. And while slightly campy, The Green Hornet TV series had a much better tone that West's Batman - it never got as downright silly as Batman did. Man, do I wish Batman would've trashed that bar full of hippies instead of sauntering in and ordering an orange juice.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Gringostar: Bruce Lee Was Kato

    by Media Messiah

    He made that show so cool!!! The Green Hornet himself, just got in the way.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Um..I was born in '72...

    by beatleMatt

    ...and don't give a rat's ass about the Green Hornet.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    brown hornet! with dylan lewis on vocals!

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    born in 77

    by ZO

    and could care less id rather see an adam west batman than this

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    It's The Feel-Good Comedy Hit...

    by ericinwisconsin

    ...of the Season. Thank you, Green Hornet, for teaching us to laugh... again. :D

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Three Stooges Slap-Fest!

    by Unscripted

    Hey, Harry, just wanted to say I'm really enjoying the three-way slap fest between you, Morty and the guy at CHUD. You should all dress in drag and take the act on the road.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    MM: Improv comedy

    by CharyouTree

    Thats all it seems to be these days, that's why I haven't seen a funny movie in years, even some sit-coms are funnier these days because writers actually sit down and refine the gags. Don't get me wrong sometimes it's funny and they get it right and all the right boxes are ticked, but them gags won't last, not like a Python movie, where the scripts and gags were scrutinized by every member, of course even Python hit and missed, but there better than, Rogens bunch and Ferrels crew.<p> The point is everyone here knows you and your mates could make these movies.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Is it that planned?

    by Unscripted

    You nailed it except that improv artists are trained in their craft. Way too much shit palmed off as comedy seems to consist of pointing the camera and hollering, "Hey, Will, do sumpin' funny!"

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Adam West in animated Batman

    by Unscripted

    Anyone remember the ep of Batman: The Animated Series where Adam West voiced a tired old movie serial hero, the "Gray Ghost" - who turned out to be a childhood hero of Bruce Wayne's? That was a sweet take on the whole situation, Green Hornet included.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    "Seth basically confirmed what we said"

    by supertoyslast

    You said that Stephen Chow was still attached. Unless that is still the case, then what you said has not been confirmed.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    CharyouTree: Yep

    by Media Messiah

    Two and a Half Men is a great show, every week, and the same with The Simpsons and Family Guy. Like you, I have always found that the better talent operates from a script. And there is an old 90s show, I think its called Chef...from England, anyway...great stuff, but then again, most TV, whether it be comedy, or drama, is now better than most movies. I think the problem with films these days is that there are too many cooks in the kitchen, and too much development time, allowing all the wrong people to inject their opinions into the filmmaking process along the average film's 2 to 5 year gestation period.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    WE SAID ROGAN SUCKS. DID HE CONFIRM THAT TOO?

    by BringingSexyBack

    He's gonna have to save a baby dangling off a cliff before he gets back into our good graces.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    WHAT ABOUT PAUL BLART HAS AMERICA SO ENRAPTURED?

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm gonna have to DL this and see for myself. Either it's a genuinely wonderful surprise comic hit, or America is simply grasping for any way out of its collective doldrums ...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    by LeviDTinker

    The 40s green Hornet movie serials were still the best. dont get me wrong the 70s tv show was great, but to me keye Luke is the definitive Kato.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    uh...what????

    by bacci40

    neither drew nor you could be actual fans of the original series...drew was too old...no way could a teen who was looking for batman 2 relate...hornet was played straight...you saw it in a form it wasnt made for, and sold to capitalize on the lee phenomena<p> the show was made for me...an infant of the 60s<p>and while i think that it is a cool idea to revamp the hornet, im not overly excited by the project.<p> dude, no way did drew ever wanna fuck you....your wife really doesnt want to fuck you

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Chef!

    by CharyouTree

    maybe Lenny Henrys finest work, and as much as everyone say's The Simpson's has gone shit, I'd still rather watch a "shit" Simpsons than most other shite

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Honestly, Wan Williams

    by Bob Cryptonight

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Ooops...damn that extra finger! VAN Williams wasn't so great--

    by Bob Cryptonight

    --as an actor. All he did was deliver his lines in a serious tone. Rogen can do that. I just think that he will look silly in that hat and mask, because well all know him as the tubby stoner with the slight lisp.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    POLBLART MOLKOP IS NOW A MEME

    by dr sauch

    rite guise?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Family Guy sucks TAINT!!!!

    by maxxsterling

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Born in 1973.

    by Lou C.

    Could give a flying fuck about Green Hornet. No offense, Harry, but you always try to say, "No, X person is wrong and this was popular." And your reasoning never extends beyond what YOU like. And previous posters are right. This shit is nearly impossible to read. You guys seriously need to grow up and hire a copy editor. Let me know. I'm available for freelance work.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Kudos on James McTeigue!!

    by Twiggystar

    He would absolutely, take this movie to the next level, now just get Bill Pope as the DP, and Master Yuen Wo Ping as the FC.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    IN BLART WE TRUST

    by turketron

    The numbers say Paul Blart is the best movie this year. Believe it!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Pompoulus

    The phenomenon of Paul Blart extends no further than the word 'Blart'. Blart. Just say it. Blart.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry but I don't see Rogen as an Action Star

    by #1 Zero

    I know Harry is saying that Seth Rogen is trying to change his image but I think at this point it might be a little late. Maybe I'm just not open minded and if Seth Rogen proves me wrong, that's great, but I just don't see him leading an action adventure franchise and it seems a little silly of him to think he can. Honestly, when I heard he was doing this I thought it was going to end up being Austin Powers in tone and look. But if he goes for Dark Knight style film, I think he'll fall on his face.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Needs more Blart

    by JoeSixPack

    Paul Blart

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Bruce Lee was awesome. And Brandon had great potential.

    by JDanielP

    The shocking deaths of both Bruce and Brandon Lee... left the world without riches it will never know.

  • Jan. 30, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    DUH.

    by Pompoulus

    Those are two obvious facts. Also, water? Wet.