Last week it was confirmed that Ryan Reynolds had been cast as the title character in Martin Campbell‘s big screen adaptation of The Green Lantern. /Film reader movie boy sent over this FAN MADE PHOTO, which was created by Josh MC, showing what Reynolds could look like in the black and green tights. I repeat, this is NOT real. The movie has not yet started production. Check out the full photo after the jump.
In this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley praise the choice of Ryan Reynolds for The Green Lantern, finally get around to discussing some big changes to the Oscar nomination process, and analyze the social experiment that is Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brüno. Prolific online critic Eric D. Snider joins us for our review.
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Yesterday it was reported that Justin Timberlake was in contention to play The Green Lantern. JT had shot a screen test for the film, as had the other three contenders Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, and Ryan Reynolds. But at the end of the day on Friday, Reynolds was chosen over the other finalists to play the role of Hal Jordan aka The Green Lantern.
Jaron Pitts has created a trailer for a Green Lantern movie starring Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordon. Pitts combined superimposed computer effects with clips from Firefly, JLU, Star Trek and many other movies and television shows (full list after the jump). It’s too bad that we’re going to have to wait another 2 years for a real Green Lantern film. But for now we have this trailer. Watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 by David Chen
In this special episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley are joined by writer/director Rian Johnson to review JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek film. They also wonder what the hell director Nicholas Winding Refn thinks about Keanu Reeves, reflect on the promise of Bradley Cooper, and get excited about Neveldine/Taylor’s Gamer. Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom will be in NY/LA beginning on May 15th and will open in select cities beginning May 22nd.
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Warner Bros has pushed back the announced release of Martin Campbell‘s DC comic book adaptation of The Green Lantern, from 2010 to 2011. The film was originally set to hit theaters on December 17th 2010. but will now grace screens on June 17th 2011, a week before Pixar’s Cars 2. A summer release is definitely a vote of confidence from the studio, but it’s more likely that the production would have been racing to hit the original 2010 date.
Last I heard , the $150 million film was hoping to begin production in mid-September at Fox Studios in Sydney Australia. Earlier this week it was rumored that Bradley Cooper is close to being cast as Hal Jordan, but the producers still haven’t made any final decisions. The new date might give the production a bit more time to finalize the cast.
Also, the studio has decided to push back the release of Zack Snyder’s next film Sucker Punch, the R-rated action fantasy film which suffered a series of casting changes “coincidentally” after Watchmen failed to impress at the box office.
Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by Hunter Stephenson
Over the last year, many names have been batted around for the title role in The Green Lantern, including Star Trek‘s Chris Pine and dorm-poster staple Ryan Gosling. According to a very confident-sounding Drew at HitFix, actor Bradley Cooper is now closer than any other dude to being a lock for the DC superhero and planned film franchise.
Those who pay attention to summer-buzz know that Cooper is lined-up for a breakout performance in June’s The Hangover, an R-rated comedy from Todd Phillips that is testing through the friggin’ roof. We’ve been predicting major things for the film for months. Moreover, a sequel has already been greenlit, which is quite rare for the genre. In the past, Cooper has done a lot of TV work (Alias, Kitchen Confidential, Nip/Tuck) and appeared in films like Yes Man. He’s a likable actor who seems geared for bigger “everyman”-type roles. But is he the ideal choice to play Hal Jordan? Commenters, mount up.
After Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) signed on to direct, Warner Bros. announced a $150 million budget for The Green Lantern, with shooting still set for July in Sydney, Australia. It’s obviously a decisive step for DC/WB coming off The Dark Knight, and it’ll be interesting to see how “serious” they go. With a face that will soon be more associated with comedy than action, we’ll be sure to update if Cooper becomes officially attached.
Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Bros has decided to shoot The Green Lantern at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney. THR is reporting that the film’s budget is around $150 million. To put that in perspective (and these are all estimated numbers…), Fantastic Four was $100M, Iron Man was $140M, Watchmen was $150M, The Dark Knight was $185M, X-Men: The Last Stand was $210M and Spider-Man 3 topped $258M.
But why Australia? The reported $150 million budget is worth a lot more in Sydney. The production was attracted by the decline in value of the Australian dollar, a 15% location rebate from the Australian federal government, on top of the incentives supplied by the New South Wales government.
The film is planning to begin in July with actual filming scheduled to start in November. The film is currently set to hit theaters on December 17th 2010.
Update: Our friends at Collider claim that this story is NOT true. LatinoReview and Corona are also reporting that “an offer was sent out” to Pine, so I’m not sure what to believe. Please leave your thoughts in the comments on who should play Hal Jordan in the big screen adaptation of The Green Lantern.
Warner Bros and DC Comics are gearing up to begin shooting The Green Lantern in September, and already has a December 17th 2010 release date, but when are we going to hear about the cast? IESB is reporting a rumor that Chris Pine, who plays James T Kirk in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek is up for the role of Hal Jordan, aka The Green Lantern. But does Pine have what it takes to wear the ring on the big screen? I think I’d rather see someone like Jon Hamm or Nathan Fillion, both of whom have have been rumored contenders.
Casino Royale director Martin Campbell is set to helm the project based on a screenplay by Greg Berlanti (Everwood, Eli Stone), Marc Guggenheim (Law & Order, Eli Stone) and Michael Green (Smallville, Heroes). The Green Lantern character was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell in All-American Comics #16, published in July 1940. The Green Lantern possesses a power ring that gives him control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it.
Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Martin Campbell is in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of the DC comic book series The Green Lantern according to Variety. Campbell is probably best known as the director of James Bond films Casino Royale and GoldenEye, but his filmography also includes The Mask of Zorro/Legend of Zorro, Vertical Limit, and the upcoming Mel Gibson film Edge of Darkness. The screenplay was penned by Greg Berlanti (Everwood, Eli Stone), Marc Guggenheim (Law & Order, Eli Stone) and Michael Green (Smallville, Heroes).