"Green Lantern" movie news...

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  1. TerryRL

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    Campbell in talks for 'Lantern' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
    Director may take on 'Green' for Warner Bros.
    By MICHAEL FLEMING
    Warner Bros. is negotiating with Martin Campbell to direct "Green Lantern," the live-action film based on the DC Comics hero.
    Campbell last directed "Casino Royale" and recently wrapped the Mel Gibson starrer "Edge of Darkness," based on the 1985 BBC miniseries that Campbell helmed.
    The emergence of Campbell, who also helmed two "Zorro" films and the 007 film "GoldenEye," puts "Green Lantern" at the top of DC properties being set for movie treatment by WB. While the studio is hoping director Chris Nolan will follow its 2008 smash "The Dark Knight" with another Batfilm, DC projects such as Superman and "Justice League" were expected to happen quickly, but have stalled.
    Instead, the hot DC titles are "Green Lantern" and "Jonah Hex," the latter of which has Josh Brolin set to play a disfigured gunslinger in a film that begins production in April, directed by Jimmy Heyward ("Horton Hears a Who").
    Greg Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.
    Donald DeLine will produce with Berlanti.
    Berlanti had once been considered to direct. Instead, WB has attached him to direct "This Is Where I Leave You," the upcoming Jonathan Tropper novel which will be adapted by the author (Daily Variety, Feb. 2).More than one option(Co) Daily Variety
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    "Green Lantern" will in all likelihood be WB's big summer 2010 tentpole release. Casting will begin as soon as Campbell finalizes his deal. Actor Ryan Gosling was one of the names that has been rumored in connection with the title role. The script has said to have gotten the suits at the studio extremely excited and was probably used as a selling point to lure Campbell to the project.

    There's also been some movement on "The Flash" and the "Green Arrow" (a.k.a. "Super Max") project. As the article suggests, WB has had a lot of difficulty deciding what to do with the next 'Superman' movie. Still, this has got to be seen as great news for WB and DC comics (which the studio owns) as they now seem to have a firm plan on what they'll have hitting the screen over the course of the next few years.

    Also, Christopher Nolan and his team of Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer are rumored to have started work on the script for the follow-up to last summer blockbuster "The Dark Knight". WB has a tentative release date for the summer of 2011 set for what will be Nolan's third Batman adventure.
     
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    After all that talk of a comedy GL movie, this is GREAT news!
     
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    Cool I guess. Wouldn't mind seeing Campbell back doing Bond though. His non-Bond films are a bit hit or miss though.
     
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    Well, so are his Bond ones (not fond of GoldenEye, myself). He's a less-reviled version of Brett Ratner - capable enough, but with no discernable style or personality of his own (which makes him a perfect fit for Silver Age DC characters like Hal Jordan, da-dum-dum). I'd really like to see the franchise in the hands of someone who really wants to make a big, grand epic, a David Twohy or Alex Proyas, but I don't see Campbell screwing it up.
     
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    From what I've heard, Campbell loved the script in terms of its size and sheer scope. Whatever changes may occur from script-to-finished film, expect the movie to maintain the scale that's present in the current draft of the script. It'll be interesting to see what he does with the material, especially since the script involves many Green Lanterns, an epic space battle, Clark Kent, and several other aspects that should provide a great deal of eye-candy for moviegoers.

    From published reports, WB wants filming to start sometime this summer. The next step will be casting and I, for one, am very interested to see who Campbell taps to play the title role, as well as who he has in mind for filling the Clark Kent role. We'll see what happens.
     
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    They're hacks. Campbell's a competent hack while Ratner tilts toward the bad side.
     
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    The most successful of these types of films have had someone (a director, a producer, a writer) with a central vision for the character and the film(s). Think Sam Raimi, Chris Nolan, Bryan Singer, Jon Favreau. The less successful ones were assembled by studios. Let's hope this movie falls into the former category.
     
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    I hope so as well. The script is chock full of "fanboy" moments and in the right hands can turn out being every bit as big a movie as "Iron Man" was last summer. I really hope WB gets this one right.
     
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    Terry, it sounds like you are familiar with the script. Any details you can share? Are they going full-on origin story (which would seem a little smaller-scale)? Or are they going to try to do something with Sinestro? I guess there are lots of ways they can go with this - as long as it stays away from the Jack Black territory, I'll be excited.
     
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    I only have knowledge of the initial draft of the current shooting script, the one the WB execs went crazy over and ultimately what led to Martin Campbell's interest.

    This initial film will focus on the beginnings of Hal Jordan (lots of flashbacks are shown in regards to Jordan's father). We see Jordan's piloting abilities on full display in a dogfight sequence. Oa and the Guardians will be seen. Clark Kent makes an appearance.

    Overall, in the right hands, this could be one of the most epic superhero movies ever made.
     
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    This all has me very excited. I've read a pretty detailed synopsis of the script that was posted in a blog, and it seemed to really work well.
    My fingers are crossed.
     
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    Are you guys talking about the animated GL movie? Because there will be a "first look" on the Wonder Woman DVD/Blu-Ray and the Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter that comes out next month.
     
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    No, this thread is about a live-action movie, which may be directed by Martin Campbell, and which could star Ryan Gosling (name that was rumored).
    I was unaware of an animated project. Is there info on this?
     
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    This fan made trailer on Youtube actually was done pretty well.
    YouTube - Green Lantern Teaser Trailer
    Some other good ones and I know we want the actual trailer or teaser but I thought this one was pretty good for a teaser if it was the actual one.
     
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    The only films of his that i have seen are The Legend of Zorro and casino Royale. I liked Casino Royale quite a bit so I think he seems like a good choice.[​IMG]
     
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    Wasn't Ryan Gosling rumored to be playing GL? I hope not I just can't see him in that role. I read somewhere that Jim Caviezel would make a good Hal Jordan. I like that casting.
     
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    Ryan Gosling is among the many actors WB is looking at in regards to the Hal Jordan role. The studio is mostly looking at actors in their mid to late 20s. A few thirtysomethings are on the studio's radar. I expect the film to be fully cast between now and June.
     
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    I still think Jensen Ackles or Josh Duhamel would make a great Hal Jordan.
     
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    just wondering, but in this script, does the ring still become anything the Lantern wants?
     

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