Sci Fi Wire had a quick interview with Marc Guggenheim, one of the writers of the proposed Green Lantern flick, which stars the proposed Bradley Cooper of getting pissed drunk fame. The accumulated tidbits on the movie?
- Guggenheim handed in a new draft of the script today.
- The Martin Campbell movie is starting production this summer for a June 17, 2011 release. Hopefully this is some kind of typo because I don’t think I movie with a script and production date needs over 2 years to be made, unless it’s that awesome. Too bad no movie is that awesome. NOTE: A quick fact check revealed this is true and I’ve just been under a rock the last week. Apprently this is to get a summer release rather than a winter one, which is a positive sign of confidence but it doesn’t help knowing the movie could’ve been done six months earlier.
- “The goal here is to do the best cinematic representation of the Green Lantern character. You know, there’s no desire on anyone’s part to completely change the character and just call this other character Green Lantern and try to … draft off the name recognition. This is all about ‘How do we bring the best version of this character to the silver screen?'”
- He’s apparently cherry picking from the history of Green Lantern to create the story. Movie Hal will be mainly based on Silver age Hal. I don’t know why Guggenheim just doesn’t bring Geoff Johns very recent Secret Origins run to life, seeing that it was pretty awesome and is the definitive canonical origin story.
- Is Chris Pine or Bradley Cooper gonna be Hal? Guggenheim says the rumours are “all false.” Except he immediately reveals that it’s all under negotiation, which is exactly what the rumours were. So did he just confirm it through a denial?
Well, not very many new things but at least we have a near finished script from writers who are respecting the material. I can’t wait until the script leaks online so I can see what they’re trying to accomplish.
I don’t think many people in the mainstream give Green Lantern the attention it deserves seeing that every hero worth his/her salt already has a movie. Green Lantern is bar none the best continuing comic series (GL Corps moreso than GL at the moment) currently published. It’s entertaining, affecting and at times brutall violent. And it’s bigger than Star Trek and Star Wars combined in epic scope.