DC Comics superhero Green Lantern is a go for a Warner Bros. live-action feature adaptation with Greg Berlanti (“Everwood,” Brothers and Sisters,” “Dirty Sexy Money”) as co-writer and director. “To me, this was the last great comic book movie that hasn’t been made,” Berlanti told Reuters. “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.”
Green Lantern was created in 1940 and has gone through several incarnations. The Warner Bros. movie will focus on the Lantern embodied by Hal Jordan, a test pilot who finds a downed alien spacecraft. A dying alien passes his ring to Jordan, introducing the man to a wider world that includes an interstellar police force known as the Green Lantern Corps and its overseers, the Guardians of the Universe, who live on the planet Oa.
Berlanti will write the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.