Warner Bros. is negotiating with to direct “Green Lantern,” the live-action film based on the DC Comics hero, reports the trades. Campbell last directed “Casino Royale” and recently wrapped the Mel Gibson starrer “Edge of Darkness,” based on the 1985 BBC miniseries that Campbell helmed. The emergence of Campbell, who also helmed two “Zorro” films and the 007 film “GoldenEye,” puts “Green Lantern” at the top of DC properties being set for movie treatment by WB. While the studio is hoping director Chris Nolan will follow its 2008 smash “The Dark Knight” with another Batfilm, DC projects such as Superman and “Justice League” were expected to happen quickly, but have stalled.
Instead, the hot DC titles are “Green Lantern” and “Jonah Hex,” the latter of which has Josh Brolin set to play a disfigured gunslinger in a film that begins production in April, directed by Jimmy Heyward (“Horton Hears a Who”).
Greg Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. (From Latino Review)