Berlanti hopes to make the jump to big-budget fantasy fare after serving as writer and exec producer on character-driven TV series “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Everwood,” “Jack & Bobby” and “Dawson’s Creek.” He previously directed 2000 feature “The Broken Hearts Club.”
Warner Bros. and DC Comics assigned the project to De Line, who is currently in Morocco shooting “Body of Lies,” the Ridley Scott-directed WB drama that stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
Guggenheim, who works with Berlanti as a writer-producer on “Brothers & Sisters,” wrote the Marvel comic books “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wolverine” and “Blade.” Green, the “Heroes” co-exec producer who worked with Berlanti on “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby,” wrote the Marvel Comics title “Superman/Batman” and was a writer-producer on “Smallville.”
The Hollywood Reporter has more:
“To me, this was on the last great comic book movie that hasn’t been made,” said Berlanti, who grew up reading comics in the 1980s. “It was a comic book with a real mythology that you would see in a lot of the space operas and the sci-fi books. The best part about it, anybody can be become one of the Green Lanterns because anyone can end up with that ring.”
Well, not quite anyone … per the Reporter, Hal Jordan will be the focus of the film. They also say that Berlanti pitched Warner Brothers on a series of Green Lantern movies, with the first being the origin of how Jordan becomes a member of the intergalactic police force.
On Sunday we found out that another JLA member, the Flash, also has a director in place for his solo film, which will be a spin-off of the Justice League movie.