Friday, February 06, 2009

The Green Lantern Film Has Found A Director?

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.

Greg Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.

Donald DeLine will produce with Berlanti.

Martin Campbell is more of a hit or miss director. Some of his films are good, but then he also directed some mediocre ones. One thing is for sure though, Campbell is no stranger to action films. The guy definitely knows how to direct some action. I'm still unsure how I feel about this, but I guess were going to have to wait and see.


The Mad Hatter said...

As long as Warner has a death-grip on all things DC, I'll be taking each bit of news regarding an upcoming project with a whole lot of skepticism.

Farzan said...

true, I just hope its some that stays true to the DC comic while making the character seem fresh like how Marvel did Iron Man.