Green Lantern Shooting in Australia With a $150M Budget
by Alex Billington
April 16, 2009
So now do you finally believe that they're actually making a Green Lantern movie? Every time some news like this comes out, the geeks are a buzz in a frenzy of excitement. It seems no one believes that this will ever happen, so when a bit of news about, let's say, the budget or shooting locations hits, everyone acts like it was just greenlit today. I thought we confirmed that last September? Anyway, THR reports that Green Lantern, to be directed by Martin Campbell, will shoot at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney. Additionally, Warner Brothers has approved a $150 million budget for Campbell, so it should look pretty damn good.
In comparison to Campbell's past projects, Casino Royale also had a $150M budget, The Mask of Zorro was made for $95M, and GoldenEye was made for $60M. In terms of similar superhero movies, Fantastic Four was made for $100M, Iron Man was made for $140M, Watchmen was made for $150M, The Dark Knight was made for $185M, and so on. The budget for a big superhero movie shouldn't be a concern unless it's below $100M, which this is not. Considering there will be a lot of big visual effects needed to pull off this movie, I hope a large amount of that $150M is going towards a good VFX company. Next up, casting!