One of the more mundane tasks each week is to check what is happening in Production Weekly. A weekly publication that “provides the entertainment industry with a comprehensive breakdown of projects in pre-production, preparation, and active development for film and television.” It’s as enthralling as it sounds.
However, though I am not paying the $59.95 monthly subscription, they do have at least a rundown of the names of that which is in production. And this week, we see that Green Lantern is in production.
The guys over at Latino Review have apparently forked out the dollars for the subscription, and the development page has the following:
STATUS – Development
PRODUCER: Donald De Line – Andrew Haas WRITER: Greg Berlanti – Marc Guggenheim – Michael J Green
DC COMICS 1700 Broadway New York, NY 10019
WARNER BROS. PICTURES 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Each sector of space is protected by a Green Lantern, possessing a power ring that uses a powerful green energy to do anything within the limits of the user’s imagination and will power. When the Green Lantern assigned to this sector of space finds himself dying on planet Earth, he tells the ring to find a suitable successor. The chosen replacement, hot-shot test pilot Hal Jordan, finds himself with a new job he never expected.
This is really good news, and though no director is currently attached to the project, the trades reported last year that Greg Berlanti was set to direct the film.
Either way, the fact that WB wants to get this project off the ground, is good news. It shows a measure of alertness to the fact that The Dark Knight did well at the box office. With any luck, it also points towards the possibility that WB is willing to wait to do a Justice League movie until they’ve made movies for their individual heroes.
More good news is that they are going with Hal Jordan, rather than Guy, John, or Kyle. Hal is the pinnacle of the Green Lanterns, and easily the greatest human Lantern ever.
em>””In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight…”