News item: Columbia Pictures is planning to make a movie based on “The Green Hornet.”
Exciting news for someone who loved “The Green Hornet” when it aired on ABC in 1966 and 1967.
Hope it happens. Not a good track record so far, though. At least two other big studios have tried and failed. The gent who’s producing this time is responsible for the “Fast and the Furious” and the “XXX” films. You be the judge on that.
That’s Van Williams on the left. He played Britt Reid, a crusading newspaper editor who was the Green Hornet. For a kid who loved superheroes and newspapers, that was a great combination.
That’s Bruce Lee on the right. You know who he is. He played Kato.
You know the theme music, too. That’s Al Hirt on the trumpet.
Last month, the fine folks at Check the Cool Wax posted “The Horn Meets The Hornet,” an album full “popular TV themes of intrigue” by Al Hirt. He also covers/interprets the themes from “Batman,” “The Monkees” and “Get Smart.” You be the judge on that, too.
A couple of links to the zipped full-album download are here, after you scroll down to Feb. 8.
“Green Hornet Theme,” Al Hirt, from “The Horn Meets The Hornet,” 1966.