Kevin Smith is producing an animated TV sequence primarily based on The Green Hornet, the basic superhero franchise which began within the 1930s as a radio present.
Smith, who already has a Green Hornet comedian guide sequence primarily based on the un-produced characteristic screenplay he wrote for Miramax, is creating the brand new sequence with youngsters’s content material producer WildBrain.
Targeted at a household viewers, Smith’s new present will probably be set in modern occasions with a re-imagined Green Hornet and Kato – now the grown son of the unique Green Hornet and the daughter of the unique Kato.
According to WildBrain spokesperson Stephanie Betts, Smith has “set up an incredibly rich world with a cast of amazing characters, especially Kato, who is no longer just a sidekick, but is now a strong female partner to the Green Hornet.”
Speaking to Deadline, Smith stated of the brand new alternative: “It’s an honour to escort the legendary Green Hornet and Kato into their very personal animated sequence for the primary time within the wealthy historical past of those iconic popular culture characters!
“We’ll be telling a tale of two Hornets – past and future – that spans generations and draws inspiration from a lifetime spent watching classic cartoons and amazing animation like Batman: The Animated Series, Heavy Metal, and Super Friends. I can’t believe WildBrain gave me this job and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to extend my childhood a little longer.”
It’s not but clear which community or streaming service will broadcast the sequence within the UK.
The Green Hornet was produced as a live-action TV present in 1966 and launched martial arts legend Bruce Lee to the world as Kato.
In 2011, Seth Rogen wrote and starred within the Green Hornet movie, directed by Michel Gondry.
Meanwhile, Kevin Smith has confirmed that he has written the script for his long-awaited Mallrats sequel.
The unique film was launched in 1995 and has gone on to change into a cult basic, although it wasn’t till earlier this yr that Smith confirmed he was attending to work on a follow-up known as Twilight of the Mallrats after quite a few failed makes an attempt.