Christopher Nolan has announced his plans to produce a brand new version of the Green Cross Code Man – “a Green Cross for the 21st century,” as the director himself phrased it.
Some readers may remember the character’s original adventures in the 70’s when he was portrayed by Dave Prowse, and helped literally tens of children cross the road safely, whilst also being subjected to their scathing mockery.
Some segments of the media have criticised plans to bring back a character who has been described as ‘a glorified lollipop man dressed as a gay disco in a pharmacy’. But it is hoped that Nolan will do for the character what he’s already done for Batman in the wake of George Clooney’s ludicrous outing as the rodent–cowled vigilante.
“We all saw Clooney’s Batman,“ says Nolan’s publicist, Seamus Whitmore, “but Chris made him cool again. Now he wants to probe deep into the psyche of Green Cross, to examine what makes him tick, and most importantly, what makes him human.”
When asked whether Nolan will retain anything of Prowse’s Green Cross Code Man, Whitmore responded that the director had expressed a wish to preserve ”the kooky accent.”