While most people protest that the main character is the most important part to any incarnation of The Green Hornet, there is a huge argument to be made that the true heroes are Kato and Black Beauty, the tricked out car of The Green Hornet. That’s certainly what they’re going for in Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s upcoming film, as Rogen even toured around the country with Black Beauty last summer pimping the film.
In the film, Rogen stars as billionaire snob Britt Reid, who’s father is murdered, making him vow justice and take down the crime lords in his town. He’s joined by Jay Chou’s Kato, a martial arts and weapons expert who helps Britt fight crime as The Green Hornet.
Written by Rogen and Evan Goldman, the writing team behind Superbad and Pineapple Express, you can expect this film to be less on the serious side, and more mocking the campiness of the original Green Hornet TV series.
In a new clip, we get to see the origin and birth of Reid’s car, Black Beauty. Check it out after the jump and catch The Green Hornet in 3D and 2D theaters on January 14th.