'Casino Royale' director may ring in for 'Green Lantern'
Warner Brothers hopes to move forward with the long-gestating "Green Lantern," which is based on a script by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.
"Everwood" creator Berlanti had been previously set to direct, but now will produce along with Donald DeLine. Berlanti has been attached to helm the studio's "This Is Where I Leave You," according to Variety.
DC Comics first introduced Green Lantern as the alter ego for engineer Alan Scott in 1940 and the character has gone through many subsequent incarnations including test pilot Hal Jordan, who was expected to be the focus of Berlanti's script.
In addition to being part of the Justice League, Green Lantern is part of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps., an organization operating under the auspices of the Guardians of the Universe. The Guardians of the Universe bestow special rings on the members of the Green Lantern Corps. The rings have great power, but they're weirdly useless against yellow things.
With Justice League and Superman projects on hold and the next Batman movie awaiting Christopher Nolan's word, Warner Brothers is moving forward on "Green Lantern" and fellow DC property "Jonah Hex," which will star Josh Brolin and begin production in April.
Campbell just completed work on "Edge of Darkness" a drama marking Mel Gibson's return to the big screen." Other credits for Campbell include the well-regarded James Bond flicks "Casino Royale" and "GoldenEye," as well as two "Zorro" movies.