Kevin Smith backed out of directing the new movie version of comic book classic THE GREEN HORNET, because he's "not talented enough".

The cult movie maker has adapted the storyline for the big screen, but doesn't feel confident enough to take the helm and is hunting a director to take on the $70 million (GBP40 million) project.

He says, "This movie is way too big for me. I'm not talented enough to pull off a movie this huge, nor do I have the patience."