Casino Royale's Martin Campbell to Direct the Green Lantern Movie!
by Alex Billington
February 5, 2009
Green Lantern fans rejoice, for today is your day! Director Martin Campbell is in negotiations to helm the Green Lantern movie that Warner Brothers is developing based on the popular DC Comics superhero. This is great news because Campbell is the guy behind not only GoldenEye, but also Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro, and Vertical Limit. Although he's only stood out with those two Bond movies, I've got a good feeling he's going to take the highly praised script for this, written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Michael Green, and turn it into something pretty awesome. I was excited before, but now I can't wait!
Campbell is replacing "Everwood" director Greg Berlanti, who was originally attached to this since the very start, but has now moved on to direct This Is Where I Leave You. Berlanti has only ever directed one small feature film before and I'm sure Warner Brothers was starting to get cold feet once they had greenlit this project and started hearing positive feedback and early fan buzz on the script (like we wrote). If Warner Brothers is on the same track, and if what we were told by producer Donald De Line in September hasn't changed, this Green Lantern movie will shoot starting in the next few months. Are you excited yet?