The Green Hornet


1h 59m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Britt Reid is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

Film Details

Also Known As
Frelon vert, Green Hornet, Le Frelon vert
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Crime
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

Britt Reid is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene - until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

Crew

Nicole Abranian

Assistant Director

Milton Adamou

Visual Effects

Raffi Adlan

Coproducer

Ulrika Akander

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Matt Akey

3-D Artist

Michael Alexonis

Key Grip

Nick Allen

Production Assistant

David Amborn

Special Effects Foreman

Adoma Ananeh-firempong

Production Assistant

Chris Anderson

Visual Effects Producer

Grant Anderson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Anthony

Song

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Yoichiro Aoki

Visual Effects

Randall Archer

Stunts

Andy Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Georgina Armstrong

Stunts

James Armstrong

Stunts

Scott Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Vic Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Vic Armstrong

Unit Director

Wendy Armstrong

Stunts

Javier Arrieta

Costumer

Toby Ascher

Assistant

Tammy Ashmore

Makeup Artist

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Jeff Atmajian

Music

Maryellen Aviano-roberts

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Douglas Axtell

Sound Mixer

Bruce Babcock

Music

Chris P Bacon

Music Scoring Mixer

Dean Bailey

Stunts

Dana Baker

Best Boy Grip

Laura Baker

Key Costumer

Louise Baker

Visual Effects

Myron Baker

Costumer

Jessica Bakke

Rotoscope Animator

Tony Baldridge

Visual Effects

Lori A Balton

Location Scout

Wesley Barker

Visual Effects Coordinator

Stanton Barnett

Stunts

Kym Barrett

Costume Designer

Jenn Bastian

Visual Effects Producer

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Michael J. Benavente

Adr Editor

Terran Benveniste

Production Manager

John Berger

Art Director

Christopher Blazick

Visual Effects

Rob Blue

Compositor

David Bowie

Song

Mark Breakspear

Visual Effects Supervisor

Theodore Bressman

Assistant

Aaron Brock

Assistant Editor

Jerrold F. Brooks

Foreman

Ranjani Brow

Voice Casting

Elika Burns

Rotoscope Animator

Tom Y Burns

Sound Re-Recordist

Robin Bursey

Loader

Catherine Burt

Assistant

Trisha Burton

Script Supervisor

John Cairns

Compositor

Alexandre Cancado

Compositor

Randy Cantor

Transportation Co-Captain

Jay Caputo

Stunts

Jennifer Caputo

Stunts

Toni Pace Carstensen

Visual Effects Producer

Johnny Cash

Song Performer

Michael Cashore

Compositor

John Cason

Apprentice Editor

Camille Cellucci

Visual Effects Producer

Pierre Cheminat

Assistant

Jeffrey R Chen

Assistant

Elizabeth Chodar

Casting Assistant

Jin Sub Choi

Rotoscope Animator

Jay Chou

Song

Jay Chou

Song Performer

Dave Christensen

Chief Lighting Technician

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

Vincent Cirelli

Visual Effects Supervisor

Graham Clark

Visual Effects

George Clinton Jr.

Song

Harry Cohen

Supervising Sound Editor

Toby Cohen

Assistant Sound Editor

Bootsy Collins

Song

Rick Collins

Transportation Co-Captain

Peter Collister

Director Of Photography

John Anthony Connell

Camera Operator

Sam Cooke

Song

Sam Cooke

Song Performer

Coolio

Song Performer

Coolio

Song

Peter Costelli

Assistant Location Manager

John Coven

Storyboard Artist

Scott Crafford

Visual Effects

Robert Cribbett

Compositor

Martyn 'moose' Culpitt

Compositing Supervisor

Lisa Joelle Curtis

Assistant Production Coordinator

Alan Davidson

Visual Effects

Donald K Davidson

Chief Lighting Technician

Gary Charles Davis

Stunts

Holly Davis

Assistant Costume Designer

Kristen Davis

Set Designer

Tom Daws

Digital Artist

Chris Dawson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Steve Decastro

Stunts

Andrew Louis Degnan

Assistant Camera

Denise Della Valle

Makeup Artist

Darrin Deloach

Assistant Camera

Brian Dennis

Rigging Gaffer

Dino Dimuro

Sound Effects Editor

Alan Disler

Assistant Camera

Jamie Dixon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brenda Donoho

Key Costumer

Frank Dorowsky

Chief Lighting Technician

Jon Doyle

Compositor

Jessica Drake

Dialect Coach

Linda Drake

Visual Effects Editor

Teresa Jaimie Drapkin

Payroll Accountant

Derick Dressel

3-D Artist

John Michael Eaves

Illustrator

Cheryl Echert

Hair Stylist

Ben Edelberg

Art Director

Moritz Eiche

Compositor

Michelle Eisenreich

Visual Effects Producer

Ousaun Elam

Stunts

Stephanie L.s. Elzas

Production Assistant

Rob Engle

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brian Eno

Song Performer

Marcus Epps

On-Set Dresser

Antonio Evans

Medic

Vincent Fang

Song

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

Sven Faulconer

Music

John Feinblatt

Transportation Coordinator

Chela Fiorini

Assistant Property Master

Dennis Fitzgerald

Stunts

Michael Sean Foley

Cg Supervisor

Christina Fong

Assistant Director

Craig James Fox

Song

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

John Frazier

Special Effects Supervisor

Robin Fredriksz

Makeup Artist

Chad Frey

Art Director

Shu Fujita

3-D Artist

Conrad Gamble

Stunts

Amy Garback

Visual Effects

Frankie Garbutt

Stunts

Julie Garcia

Visual Effects

Paul Geffre

Production Supervisor

Yulia Gershenzon

Costumer

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Hector Gika

Sound Effects Editor

Richard Girod

Painter

Eric Glasser

Assistant Director

Jack P Glenn

Dolly Grip

Evan Goldberg

Screenplay

Evan Goldberg

Executive Producer

Gilbert Gonzales

Compositor

Katie Goodwin

Visual Effects Coordinator

Lenny Gordon

Matchmove Artist

Mark Graham

Music

Anthony Grant

Modelmaker

Richard Grant

Music

Kimberly Greene

Makeup

Adrienne Greshock

Key Costumer

Lauren Grey

Casting Associate

Steve Griffith

Visual Effects Producer

Michael Grillo

Unit Production Manager

Michael Grillo

Executive Producer

David Groom

Visual Effects Producer

Jennifer Gutierrez

Compositor

Chris Haarhoff

Camera Operator

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gregory G. Hale

Assistant Director

Paul Haman

Matchmove Artist

Satoshi Harada

Visual Effects

Michael Harbour

Compositing Supervisor

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Rick Harris

Rigging Grip

Melissa Harrison

Art Department Contractor

Michael Hausman

Assistant Director

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Mike Hedayati

Visual Effects

Evan Henke

Editor

Jim Hewitt

Set Designer

Heather Elisa Hill

Visual Effects

Deborah Hiner

Rotoscope Animator

Wendy Hoffmann

Voice Casting

Toby Holguin

Stunts

Brian Holmes

Visual Effects

Paul Hopkins

Matchmove Artist

James Newton Howard

Music

Eric Hugunin

Assistant Art Director

Jill Hunt

Visual Effects

Patrick D. Hurd

Visual Effects Coordinator

Tony Hurd

Visual Effects Producer

Yoshio Iizuka

Stunts

Jeff Imada

Stunt Coordinator

Joel Iwataki

Music Scoring Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Frelon vert, Green Hornet, Le Frelon vert
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Crime
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 14, 2011

Released in United States on Video May 3, 2011

Ron Underwood was previously attached to direct.

Nicolas Cage was previously attached to play the role of Mr. X.

George Clooney was previously attached to star as Brit Reid a.k.a. The Green Hornet

Previous script drafts were done by writers that included Kevin Smith, Christopher McQuarrie, John Fusco, Rich Wilkes, Chuck Pfarrer and Edward Neumeier. Neal Moritz plans to create a new take based on the source material.

Stephen Chow was previously attached to direct and play the role of Kato.

A 13-part movie serial titled "The Green Hornet" appeared in 1940.

The ABC-TV television series "The Green Hornet" (1966-67), starred Van Williams as Brit Reid/The Green Hornet and Bruce Lee as his sidekick Kato.

"The Green Hornet" was created by George Trendle and Fran Striker and introduced on radio in 1936.

Released in United States Winter January 14, 2011 (3000+)

Miramax picked up the project in-turnaround from Universal Pictures.

Released in United States on Video May 3, 2011