[…] I’ve just spent the last hour or so on the phones, tracking down a rumor I heard, and HitFix can exclusively report that Bradley Cooper is now one of the guys most likely to don the suit and slip on the power ring as The Green Lantern for director Martin Campbell.
Let’s be clear: they have not hired him yet. But the process is far enough along that this is more than just a meeting or some spot on a wish list. Keep in mind that Campbell likes to see a lot of people when he’s casting… and even when he’s screen-testing, he seems willing to explore as many options as possible… but with the film set to shoot later this summer, they’ve got to start making their choices, and now’s the time to put people in front of the camera and see who really works in the suit.
Bradley Cooper the Green Lantern? May 6th, 2009
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”
Donald De Line on Green Lantern March 9th, 2009
“Our story is the Hal Jordan origin story, but creating the character of Hal Jordan that is a real character that will resonate with the fanbase is what we need to do. You have to make him credible and somebody to care about and tell a good story, and I think if we do that, we’ll be okay.”
“It’s going to be a series of big stakes and big action, but it absolutely has a sense of humor,” he replied when asked about the humor quotient of the movie. “I think people accept real life, even with really serious situations, with humor as part of that situation, as we experience in life, you have to have that. That’s how people cope, so they’ve done it so well in these other movies. I think that people are absolutely ready. It doesn’t have to fall on one side of the fence vs. the other.”
Lastly, we asked him to address the rumors about them deliberately going younger with Hal Jordan, something that came out of the bogus stories about Anton Yelchin auditioning, but De Line denied the intention to cast younger. “Not really, late ‘20s, early ‘30s.”
Green Lantern to be released December 17th 2010 March 1st, 2009
We have a date! Warner Bros. have announced a whole slew of movie release dates, included in this list was the Green Lantern movie adaptation which is set for Christmas 2010, 17th December to be more accurate. This falls on the same date as Sony’s animated Smurfs movie.
Martin Campbell may direct February 6th, 2009
Martin Campbell, director of Casino Royale, GoldenEye and Vertical Limit is in talks to direct the Green Lantern movie adaptation, report Variety. With WB’s big Superman and Justice League movie plans falling through it looks like Green Lantern is moving to the top of the hit list; bringing with it Martin Campbell’s talent and experience and a renewed desire to make this much more than another superhero franchise, especially given the recent and phenomenal success of that dark and emotional Batman movie.
Greg Berlanti was originally inline to direct, he has since been attached to the movie, “This is where I leave you”, yet remains a strong influence as one of the three writers that penned the screenplay (the others being Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green).
Location scouts in Australia December 20th, 2008
The Sydney Morning Herald are currently reporting that New South Wales and Victoria are in a bidding battle to attract the business of The Green Lantern movie production.
The filmmakers have been scouting locations and interviewing key crew in Sydney for a movie with an estimated budget of more than $150 million. Centring on a test pilot who uses a magic ring to become a crime-fighting superhero.