Martin Campbell, director of Casino Royale, is set to begin filming Green Lantern, the big screen adaptation of DC Comics' cosmic super-cop, as soon as September this year. Clearly, that Dark Knight money made the WB wake up and smell the nerdiness.
Dark Horizons contacted producer Donald DeLine and confirmed Tweeted reports that production offices were being set up in Australia for a shoot starting in September. And according to Latino Review Chris Pine, the star of JJ Abrams' Star Trek, has been offered the role of Hal Jordan, the most prominent Green Lantern. Hal Jordan is a test pilot who finds a downed starship carrying an alien who passes him a ring that can produce a green-light version whatever he imagines. Which is usually a giant hand or a fly-swatter or something.
I think Pine seems like a good fit, so did Ryan Gosling, but I'd be surprised if he accepted more genre fare so soon, most actors like to shake it up a little.
, Latino Review