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The problem is that a good GL film needs an astronomical budget. Bigger than Superman Returns. It won't get it.

HARDLY.

The great thing about GL as a film is that the ring's light constructs won't need a lot of heavy CG work since they're basically computer-generated models in the first place. Most of the problems with CG work are getting the realistic modeling, texturing, and lighting, but GL-ring CG won't have those problems.

The only thing that'll strain the budget is showing other planets, but we probably won't see much of those in the first GL film.

I like David Boreanaz, but he's way too much of a caveman type. Big and bulky. Tights really aren't his thing.

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That's exactly where you're wrong: the ging light constructs are not reality-based, that's for sure but that is why it is even more important that it look real. It takes a lot to make a green light coming out of a guy's hand look real and we aren't talking Cyclops here, we're talking the majority of the character's screen presence as a hero.

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I fall on the side of the Reddick in terms of the budget, although I disagree vehemently about the unproven director line. I mean, what previous qualifications does a director need before they attempt a sci-fi film?

But yes, for good effects & backing, the best this film can do for the budget it's likely to get is to be the best Earth-based GL film it can be to generate huge revenue for a more visually impressive, space-based sequel.

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That's exactly where you're wrong: the ging light constructs are not reality-based, that's for sure but that is why it is even more important that it look real. It takes a lot to make a green light coming out of a guy's hand look real and we aren't talking Cyclops here, we're talking the majority of the character's screen presence as a hero.

If they do exactly what Watchmen did with Dr. Manhattan, we'll be fine. (for character glow)

All it takes is a lot of LEDS on-set and a CG version of the character.

Honestly, the constructs are very simple CGI. It's no harder than rendering glass and applying the right lighting effects to it to make it a source of light.

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Having had a chance to talk to the producer earlier today, ComingSoon.net just had to ask him about his long-in-development movie based on the DC Comics character Green Lantern, which just had its release date set for December 17, 2010.

We were especially curious about how they were planning on incorporating all the mythology surrounding the character in a way that would satisfy the hundreds of thousands of comic book fans who've been waiting a long time for this movie. "Our story is the Hal Jordan origin story, but creating the character of Hal Jordan that is a real character that will resonate with the fanbase is what we need to do. You have to make him credible and somebody to care about and tell a good story, and I think if we do that, we'll be okay."

"It's going to be a series of big stakes and big action, but it absolutely has a sense of humor," he replied when asked about the humor quotient of the movie. "I think people accept real life, even with really serious situations, with humor as part of that situation, as we experience in life, you have to have that. That's how people cope, so they've done it so well in these other movies. I think that people are absolutely ready. It doesn't have to fall on one side of the fence vs. the other."

Lastly, we asked him to address the rumors about them deliberately going younger with Hal Jordan, something that came out of the bogus stories about Anton Yelchin auditioning, but De Line denied the intention to cast younger. "Not really, late '20s, early '30s."

http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=8152

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...late '20s, early '30s."

YES!

Seriously, a 40-year-old Hal is kind of silly for this film. It works for Tony Stark, but Hal's origin requires that youthful hot-shot-ness.

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It was announced yesterday that the new live action film Green Lantern had set up production offices and was on track to start shooting in September for the previously announced December 17, 2010 release date.

IESB has gotten word out of the Warner Brother's halls that there is a short list of possibles for the casting of the green superhero Hal Jordan. Top of the list is Chris Pine who is currently set to star as Captain Kirk this summer in J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek film.

In the new Green Lantern film, Hal Jordan is a pilot who finds a powerful ring and its lantern-like battery when a spaceship crashes on Earth. Jordan is selected to succeed the craft's dying occupant as the next Green Lantern, a galactic guardian who is a member of an interstellar corps.

Could one man be both Captain Kirk and Hal Jordan? I suppose, after all Bruce Wayne is also John Conner.

Word is WB is looking for a man's man under 30. Names like Jon Hamm and Nathan Fillion have popped up but again they are looking for under 30. I think Hamm would be a fantastic choice but by the time a sequel rolls around he'd be pushing 40 (which I think would only make him sexier and more distinguished). Sam Worthington's name has also been floating around but Chris Pine seems to be the top choice.

IESB has contacted Pine's talent agent Steven Jang who has referred us to his publicist Melissa Kates at PMK who's assistant gave us a "no comment" because Kates is currently on vacation.

It's a rumor for now albeit from a very reliable source inside WB, we'll keep an ear out for developments!

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_c...6&Itemid=99

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Hmm... Chris Pine isn't the worst idea I've heard... it could work...

Fillion? I think he's a little too old now, unfortunately.

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Hmm... Chris Pine isn't the worst idea I've heard... it could work...

Fillion? I think he's a little too old now, unfortunately.

Old and not a particularly good actor.

I don't know about Pine. Problem is he is young and somehow looks even younger. Is it really hard to find an actor that looks like a grownup that isn't 45 or something?

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Hitfix is reporting the rumor that The Hangover star Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers, "Alias") is a frontrunner to play the title role in director Martin Campbell's Green Lantern. No deal has been signed yet, however.

The site says the Warner Bros. Pictures comic book adaptation starts shooting later this summer for a December 17, 2010 release.

The "Green Lantern" was created in 1940 by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell. Hal Jordan, introduced in 1959, is a second-generation test pilot, an ordinary man who was given the power ring and battery (lantern) by a dying alien named Abin Sur. When Abin Sur's spaceship crashed on Earth, the alien used his ring to seek out an individual to take his place as Green Lantern: someone who was "utterly honest and born without fear."

http://superherohype.com/news/greenlanternnews.php?id=8310

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No offense to Bradley Cooper, I like the guy and thought he was one of the better things about Alias, its just that I don't see him as major movie lead material. This is a role that needs a Robert Downey Jr to make it work, someone with ability and charisma that is already recognised. If Cooper had that then more people would know who he was.

Can't we find a rising star like Gyllenhall or LeBeuf to do this? Not actually those guys, but someone like them?

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I searched through under 30 actors to see if I can find anyone and the only recognizable person I could see that could possibly fit the role is Ryan Gosling. He seems to be a good actor based on the roles he plays and critics love him. I've never seen anything he's done though.

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See, I'd widen that to under 40's, since Hal's never been depicted as young per se, plus he's already had a reasonably long career by the time he gets the ring.

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Yeah, knowing Hollywood they will probably get a 38 year old playing a 25 year old.

How about Sam Worthington? He's in Terminator: Salvation, Avatar, and Clash of the Titans.

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See, I'd widen that to under 40's, since Hal's never been depicted as young per se, plus he's already had a reasonably long career by the time he gets the ring.

I still say that it makes a little more sense to go with the late 20s/early 30s approach. The whole "young hotshot" thing.

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See, I'd widen that to under 40's, since Hal's never been depicted as young per se, plus he's already had a reasonably long career by the time he gets the ring.

I still say that it makes a little more sense to go with the late 20s/early 30s approach. The whole "young hotshot" thing.

True, but there are plenty of 32 year old guys who can play a 25 year old pilot.

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They are screwing this up already:

With no lead officially cast in Martin (Casino Royale) Campbell's take on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern, Warner Bros. has decided to push the Emerald Knight's big screen debut back six months to June 17, 2011 from its original scheduled date of December 17, 2010.

No word whether this will affect the plans to start shooting in Australia in September or whether the move is to give Campbell more time for post-production and special FX.

http://superherohype.com/news/greenlanternnews.php?id=8314

On the plus side, it moves from a Christmas movie to a summer blockbuster. On the bad side, it's going to get lost in a summer of Spider-Man 4, Thor, and Captain America. Not to mention the final Harry Potter, Cars 2, the Terminator sequel, and the Star Trek sequel.

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With no lead officially cast in Martin (Casino Royale) Campbell's take on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern, Warner Bros. has decided to push the Emerald Knight's big screen debut back six months to June 17, 2011 from its original scheduled date of December 17, 2010.
I approve. If they need to push back release dates, by all means, they should do so. I'm glad that they're taking their time to do something right instead of rushing it out, Fox-style.

Spider-Man 4, Thor, and Captain America. Not to mention the final Harry Potter, Cars 2, the Terminator sequel, and the Star Trek sequel.

DEAR LORD. O_O

Are we sure that SM4 is coming out in 2011? That seems very soon...

Thor and Cap are "new" franchises, so there's no telling if they'll crowd GL's box office. Harry Potter has a slightly different audience, so that might not be a problem. The Terminator and Star Trek crowds, though... eeeesh... This might be a problem. (though, truth be told, I'm more excited to see more Trek than GL. =/)

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Are we sure that SM4 is coming out in 2011? That seems very soon...

IMDB, ComingSoon, and most other places have it being filmed in 2010 and released in 2011.

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