Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) is finalizing a deal to write, and likely star in, Columbia’s big screen adaptation of The Green Hornet.
He will executive produce, along with co-writer and frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg.
Rogen would play Brit Reid, millionaire publisher-turned-masked crime fighter. “The Green Hornet” started as a radio serial before being turned into a comic book, film and TV series by the 1960s. The TV show was notable for the presence of the late Bruce Lee as sidekick Kato, a kung fu expert with a killer car.
The film will be produced by Neal H. Moritz at Columbia, where Rogen’s next film is Superbad, which he co-wrote with Goldberg.