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Berlanti Fires Up Green Lantern

Published October 28, 2007 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
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Green Hornet, Green Arrow, Greengrass? Okay, okay, the last option doesn't necessarily fit, but the Green Lantern does. DC Comics has got another one of their properties up on the adaptation chopping block and, with the help of Warner Bros., they have already found somebody to direct.

Greg Berlanti to Direct Green Lantern

Berlanti will write the script for Green Lantern with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.

For those of you asking who Berlanti is, you have all the reason to wonder. He previously directed The Broken Hearts Club way back in 2000, served as writer on character-driven TV series such as such as Dirty Sexy Money, Brothers & Sisters and Dawson's Creek, and, well, that's about it.

A huge step up for Berlanti, Green Lantern was created back in 1940. The character began as Hal Jordan, a second-generation pilot who was later charged with the responsibility of defending a sector of the universe. Fortunately he is also the owner of a power ring. While the shiny object gives him strength, it also requires the utmost willpower and strength to wield it.

Think Lord of the Rings.

While Berlanti comes into the big-budget production as a rookie for something of this magnitude, Marc Guggenheim will be pretty clutch to have around. Also a writer-producer on Brothers & Sisters, Guggenheim wrote the Marvel comicbooks Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine and Blade.

Michael Green, who also has prior experience with Berlanti on Everwood and Jack & Bobby, wrote Superman/Batman for Marvel Comics.

I guess it was only a matter of time before the two scribes threw a little DC on the menu.

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