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Green Lantern SDCC footage description July 26th, 2010

A teaser trailer was shown at the open­ing of the Green Lantern SDCC panel, most of us were not lucky enough to be there and see Ryan Reynolds in action. And whilst the WB aren’t likely to release this video any time soon, a descrip­tion is the best we can hope for.

From SHH:

It’s essen­tially a teaser which starts off with a glow­ing green ball and an alien voiceover that says:

“Wel­come inhab­i­tants of sec­tor 2814. The Guardians have cho­sen you as can­di­dates for enlist­ment but before you can be recruited, you must be tested. The light you see before you is con­trolled by your will. Focus on the light. If you will it, it will be. Now, focus.”

That ball of green light con­tin­ues to pulse and get larger and larger before it blasts the screen with a wave of green light.

We then hear Reynolds’ voiceover say­ing the Green Lantern oath and a quick mon­tage of footage cut together that went by very fast, includ­ing a close-up of Reynolds as Hal Jor­dan, his hand hold­ing the ring, we see him in street clothes being pulled upwards and see a later scene in which he’s tak­ing on crim­i­nals by using the ring to form a giant fist that throws a round­house punch knock­ing out a bunch of guys. We get a very brief glimpse of Hec­tor Ham­mond and Tomar Re. (We pre­sume that the voiceover was Abin Sur, but we’re not sure.)

After the oath is done, we hear the orig­i­nal alien voiceover say­ing, “The choice has been made.”

The light we saw ear­lier starts form­ing into the GL emblem and then we see the logo is “Await Fur­ther Con­tact Sum­mer 2011.” (Hope­fully, they’ll show it again so we can catch more since it went by very fast.)

Green Lantern movie to shoot in Mexico? October 11th, 2009

The orig­i­nal plan was to shoot the Green Lantern adap­ta­tion in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia — with shoot­ing set to begin in Novem­ber. Inside Film report that pro­duc­tion is expected to move to Mex­ico, cit­ing cur­rency changes as the pri­mary cause. This also over­rides another sug­gested change that would have seen the movie shoot­ing in Louisiana.

Shoot­ing in Aus­tralia would now add $20m to the film’s pro­duc­tion costs.

Warner Bros is under­stood to be prepar­ing to shift its Green Lantern pro­duc­tion to Mex­ico from Aus­tralia, where the boom­ing cur­rency has blown out costs.

The lat­est pro­posal over­rides recent plans to shift the film to the US state of Louisiana (as reported in the Octo­ber issue of INSIDEFILM) although a final deci­sion has yet to be made.

If the shoot does pro­ceed at Fox Stu­dios Aus­tralia it would add more than $US20 mil­lion to pro­duc­tion costs due to the ris­ing dol­lar, accord­ing to sources.

Ryan Reynolds cast as The Green Lantern July 16th, 2009

After sev­eral rounds of cast­ing rumors that fea­tured Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine and Ryan Gosling, we have the semi-official announce­ment that Ryan Reynolds (The Pro­posal, Wolver­ine) is Hal Jordan.

Appar­ently Reynolds, who looks the part, screen tested along­side Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto, but the deci­sion between the three proved dif­fi­cult with direc­tor Mar­tin Camp­bell, pro­ducer Don­ald De Line and the stu­dio each hav­ing dif­fer­ent favorites.

We pre­vi­ously reported that shoot­ing would begin as early as Sep­tem­ber this year, it seems this has been pushed back to Jan­u­ary 2010, though still plan­ning on main­tain­ing the announced June 17th 2011 release date. The bud­get hasn’t yet been final­ized but is believed to be around $150m, the movie is set to film in Syd­ney, Australia.

A fan made image

This is fan art cre­ated by Josh MC. This is not real, it is fan art!

Thanks Greg!

Signing with Green Lantern writer Marc Guggenheim in LA June 11th, 2009

Edward, owner of Collector’s Par­adise, has writ­ten to inform us of a sign­ing event with Marc Guggen­heim to take place this Sat­ur­day June 13th. Marc Guggen­heim is one of the writ­ers work­ing on the Green Lantern movie adap­ta­tion. He has also worked on CSI, Broth­ers & Sis­ters and Law & Order.


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Green Lantern delayed six months until June 2011 May 7th, 2009

Mar­tin Campbell’s Green Lantern adap­ta­tion has been pushed back by six months, from Decem­ber 17th 2010 (announced in March ’09) to June 17th 2011. As far as we know, this has not affected plans to begin pro­duc­tion down under this fall. Rea­sons for the alter­ation haven’t been cited, some sug­ges­tions include more time for Campbell’s spe­cial effects or the WB’s new focus on the fran­chise — pitch­ing the big­ger project at a more com­pet­i­tive sum­mer block­buster date.

Green Lantern now appears to be in direct com­pe­ti­tion with the big 2011 releases; this move shines the Emer­ald light between the gaps cre­ated by Spider-man 4 and Marvel’s new­com­ers Thor and Cap­tain Amer­ica. Sum­mer 2011 looks like quite the super­hero overload.

Green Lantern filming in Sydney, shooting begins in November April 16th, 2009

Update: Ear­lier today we men­tioned the con­firmed Syd­ney film­ing loca­tion for the Green Lantern movie adap­ta­tion. THR have divulged a lit­tle more infor­ma­tion, reveal­ing that the project will have an esti­mated $150m budget.

We’d pre­vi­ously com­mented on the Aus­tralian film­ing loca­tion and scout­ing reports in and around Syd­ney and New South Wales, but today The Aus­tralian con­firms the spe­cific Syd­ney locale. Shoot­ing is expected to begin in Novem­ber and is expected to take six to nine months, this start date is slightly later than the pre­vi­ously reported mid-September. Pre-production shall begin in July.

THE big-budget movie adap­ta­tion of comic super­hero Green Lantern will be filmed in Syd­ney, with pro­duc­tion to begin later this year.

The movie, pro­duced by DC Comics and Warner Broth­ers, will be directed by Mar­tin Camp­bell, the man behind the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.

It is expected to cre­ate around 500 jobs in NSW with pre-production to start in July and film­ing to begin in Novem­ber at Sydney’s Fox Studios.

The film­ing is expected to take six to nine months.

“Bring­ing Green Lantern to NSW is a major coup,” Pre­mier Nathan Rees said when mak­ing the announce­ment at Fox Stu­dios today.

“Films such as this invest heav­ily in the local econ­omy and the flow-on effects for local ser­vices such as trans­port, con­struc­tion and the hotel industry.”

Chris Pine rumored to be inline for Hal Jordan role March 19th, 2009

We pre­vi­ously reported that Ryan Gosling could be inline to play The Green Lantern, since then the ante on the movie has upped — with the WB plac­ing all its chips in the green bas­ket, given the hes­i­ta­tion and fail­ings of the Super­man and Jus­tice League fran­chises — sug­gest­ing that the Green Lantern role might need re-evaluating.

The IESB are now report­ing a short list of pos­si­ble actors to play the main role, head­ing the list is Star Trek star (Cap­tain Kirk), Chris Pine. Jon Hamm, Sam Wor­thing­ton and Nathan Fil­lion have also been men­tioned. The WB are look­ing for ‘a man’s man under 30′.

We’ll clas­sify this one as rumor for now, espe­cially as Pine’s agent has declined to com­ment, how­ever with film­ing set to begin in Sep­tem­ber it shouldn’t be too long before we see an offi­cial announcement.

Green Lantern to begin shooting in September March 19th, 2009

The WB are set to begin film­ing The Green Lantern in mid-September in Aus­tralia, report Pro­duc­tion Weekly. The Aus­tralian loca­tion doesn’t come as much of a sur­prise given the loca­tion scout­ing reports we com­mented on in Decem­ber. Mean­while the pro­duc­tion crew has cre­ated a base camp at the Tribeca West com­plex pro­duc­tion offices, sit­u­ated in West Los Angeles.

Update: @WarnerBrosEnt sched­uled to begin film­ing mid-September in Aus­tralia on “Green Lantern”

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