• Jul 23, 2009
The Green Hornet's Black Beauty - Click above for high-res image gallery

The world's fanboys and girls have descended on San Diego for the 40th annual Comic-Con where Seth Rogen, most recently of Pineapple Express fame, unveiled the '66 Imperial due to serve as the Green Hornet's ride in next year's live-action flick.

Rogen, who's writing and starring in the film alongside Cameron Diaz and Nicolas Cage, took the wraps off the Black Beauty, complete with hood- and door-mounted machine guns, missile launchers, smokescreen and bullet-proof sheet metal and glass.

Rogen said that the producers tapped several automakers to create a modern interpretation of the Black Beauty, but in the end, "it was important that it seemed like a guy could actually build this car. This looks like something you could actually use on the streets... and I think it's going to be incredibly badass to see it in action."

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry has replaced Hong Kong comedian Stephen Chow, who was also tapped to play the Hornet's sidekick, Kato. The movie is set to be released on July 7, 2010. Make the jump to check out a video of the unveiling.



[Sources: MTV, Auto-Focus | Image Source: Michael Buckner/Getty]



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      Barbie
      • 5 Years Ago
      My dad had a customized car back in 1960 and he called it the "Green Hornet". He even had a hornet painted on the doors. They totally copied my dad! Thieves.
      thebadddsanta
      • 5 Years Ago
      This Movie name sounds as though it is Racist I demand someone to look into this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the Batmobile still is the best superhero car ever !!
      Jay L
      • 5 Years Ago
      I"m a mopar fan,but I think it"s kinda cheezy lookin'.I think they should-of used a newer 300 or Charger instead,and tone down the cheezy look a little bit
      • 5 Years Ago
      I had a 67 Imperial at one time... 440 V8... OMG what a freakin' tank! They just don't make cars out of steel like that anymore.
      kato1966
      • 5 Years Ago
      first of all it is not a 1966 as Seth thinks it is, it is a 1964. The original was a 66. It looks like comically car, does nothing forme or the memory of the classic TV show. The movie is obviously trying nod to the show, but come on, either built something completly different or built it right. I would have guess George Barris had his hand in it and is why it is so screwed up
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a signed paperback of the Green Hornet by Van Williams, who I met around 1971.
      Jay L
      • 5 Years Ago
      I"m a mopar fan,but I think it"s kinda cheezy lookin'.I think they should-of used a newer 300 or Charger instead,and tone down the cheezy look a little bit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would be kool if the machine guns popout of the hood..
      • 5 Years Ago
      eh, looks pretty boring to me
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dumb. At least with the Black Beauty in the TV show they kind of disguised the fact there was an Imperial hiding underneath. Not with this one. Other than the bling and machine guns, this doesn't come close.

      Make me wonder if the Green Hornet will wear a mask? Or if they will follow the example of what they've down for the Black Beauty? If so, he'll just wear a grille for a smile and load up on the facial piercings.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, it's "grill" in this case :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't the Chrysler 300C audition for this role??? And to lose out to a car that's 4 or 5 times your age. Now we know how Joan Collins must feel......
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