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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Green Lantern moving forward with a budget of $150 million.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Green Lantern will be made at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, New South Wales.

Martin Campbell, director of "Casino Royale," will be at the helm of the comic book's big screen adaptation, working from a script by Greg Berlanti and Michael Green. Donald Deline will produce with a reported budget of $150 million.

Quite a big budget and it will go a long way down under as it should receive the Australian federal government's 15% location rebate on top of the incentives supplied by the New South Wales government to bring the project to Fox.

The film will also create around 500 jobs and include a "substantial investment" in digital effects work in Australia.

Pre-production on "Green Lantern" is set to begin in July, and filming scheduled to start in November. Warner hopes to release the film in December 2010.

Great news that this is moving forward. I do hope they keep it space bound for a big chunk of the film. Let's see some major sci-fi in a comic book film.

Still no word on who will play Hal Jordan. Any ideas?

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Pat said...

i thought they had someone, didnt they? or maybe i m mixin this up with thor.

anyway, hope that the film will make profit for the studio. thats a pretty huge budget in these times.

ppl that could maybe play hal:

-david boreanaz (yes old but hes got charisma, success with bones and time on his hands)

-James Caviezel (although he might be a little too 'hard')

-Michael Fassbender (my absolute favorite, an actual actor + hes got the right physiq - hes tall and got short brown hair)

-guy pearce (ok unrealistic but if they are really goin for it, they might as well)