With comic big screen comic adaptations on the constant rise, it was only a matter of time before a true fan favorite gets his 15 minutes in the limelight. That news came today as Warner Bros. green lit production for a Green Lantern live-action film.
The film has already been given a shiny $150 million budget, which isn’t bad considering Fantastic Four had $100M, Iron Man had $140M, and Watchmen had $150M.
Production will begin in July with shooting to start at Fox Studios Australia in Syndey by November under the helm of director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). Shooting in Sydney also helps the film out financially due to a favorable exchange rate and a 15% location rebate.
No word yet on casting, or which Lantern we could be seeing on the big screen (rapper Common has expressed his interest in playing John Stewart), but rumors so far have included names like Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), Chris Pine and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation), and Ryan Gosling (The Notebook). Who would YOU cast as the Galactic Peacekeeper?