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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Green Lantern - Updates and confirmations

Green Lantern scriptwriter Marc Guggenheim told Sci-Fi Wire that the latest draft of the screenplay was just turned in on the weekend.

"You know I really can't [say anything]. I've sworn a blood oath of secrecy in relation to the project. But, you know, the thing I can tell you is that it is a very loving and respectful approach"

Guggenheim did confirm the story will focus on Silver Age DC Comics incarnation Hal Jordan and how he became a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

Guggenheim added: "The goal here is to do the best cinematic representation of the Green Lantern character. You know, there's no desire on anyone's part to completely change the character and just call this other character Green Lantern and try to ... draft off the name recognition. This is all about 'How do we bring the best version of this character to the silver screen?'"

As for the movie's source material, Guggenheim said, "We've drawn heavily from ... a lot of different sources in terms of the comic books. ... The character ... is several decades old, so ... we've really had an incredible amount of source material to cherry-pick from."

The most recent news on the film has all been about who would be cast in the lead role. The Hangover's Bradley Cooper and Star Trek's Chris Pine being the most recent.

"They're all false," Guggenheim said. "I mean, they're all false insofar as we haven't chosen anyone yet. They're still in the negotiations, you know? There's a lot of names being talked about, and there's a lot of people being met, and a lot of ... actors reading the script. But if you read online [that] Pauly Shore's been cast as Hal Jordan, I can guarantee you we have not cast anyone."

Shooting kicks off at Fox Studios in Sydney around the end of this year for a release Summer 2011. It is due to be directed by Martin Campbell.

Now if we could just get an announcement on who will definitely be playing Hal Jordan. What classic storyline and characters do you want to see in the film?

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