“Knocked Up” star Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg are in final negotiations to co-write and produce “The Green Hornet” for Sony Pictures.
“Hornet” follows the adventures of Britt Reid, a bored playboy who inherits his father’s crusading newspaper, the Daily Sentinel. By night he is a masked hero, fighting crime with his sidekick Kato, who has incredible martial-arts skills.
Rogen is also surprisingly attached to star as the classic crime-fighting hero – a role that Hollywood hunks George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Jake Gyllenhaal have previously been linked with.
The character is best remembered for the 1966 ABC series that starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet and Bruce Lee as Kato.