Leigh Whannell In Negotiations To Direct The Inexperienced Hornet And Kato

Although it appeared for some time like The Invisible Man‘s Leigh Whannell can be following that up with extra horror by way of The Wolfman, he is since left that film, to get replaced by Derek Cianfrance. However Common nonetheless needs to remain in enterprise with Whannell, and he is now hammering out a deal to direct The Inexperienced Hornet And Kato for the studio.

The Inexperienced Hornet was one in all early radio’s hottest journey reveals, earlier than being was Nineteen Forties film serials and the 1966 TV sequence that launched Bruce Lee (who performed Kato) to the States. The story focuses on Britt Reid, owner-publisher of The Each day Sentinel. Armed with data from his sources, cool weapons, a supercar often known as the Black Magnificence, and teamed along with his trusty aide Kato, Reid grew to become The Inexperienced Hornet, a vigilante crime fighter wished by the police and feared by the legal world.

This was an idea final delivered to screens by way of Sony by Michel Gondry, with Seth Rogen co-writing and starring because the Hornet, and Jay Chou enjoying Kato. It blended a dollop of humour into the story, however did not do heroic enterprise on the field workplace.

Since then, Paramount flirted with the thought, and Gavin O’Connor thought-about making a extra severe model. However that lingered in improvement and the rights have since been snapped up by Common, which began accepting pitches in 2020. David Koepp has since written a script, which the studio likes and, after assembly with a number of administrators, executives went with Whannell following his tackle directing it.

We’re intrigued to see what Whannell will do with the thought, and whether or not it’s going to be a extra straight-forward motion thriller or mix among the satire/insanity he delivered to Improve.

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