Recently, Hong Kong action director Stephen Chow walked away from the project which is set to star Seth Rogen as Britt Reid, dashing millionaire newspaper publisher who fights crime as the masked Green Hornet. Reid is assisted by his valet Kato. The hero started off life as a popular radio series in the 1930s but has found continued life in a movie serial, comics and a short-lived television series in the 1960s that is best remembered for introducing Bruce Lee to American audiences. Created by the same producer who created the Lone Ranger, Britt Reid was eventually revealed to be the grand-nephew of that famous masked lawman. How much of this lore remains in Rogen’s script is unknown.
Although no start date for filming has been announced, it should be fairly soon if the picture hopes to make its announced release date of July 25, 2010.