Chris Pine Is The “Green Lantern”…Maybe

Online film geek news sites have been firing back and forth today over one particular rumor that several hours on is still not confirmed either way.

It all kicked off with IESB reporting that the new James T. Kirk himself, actor Chris Pine, has been sent an offer to star in the titular role of Hal Jordan in the upcoming big screen adaptation of “The Green Lantern.”

Pine’s publicist Melissa Kates is on vacation and thus was not available for comment, but the site cites a “very reliable source inside WB” with the news.

Soon after Latino Review says their sources have confirmed that the ‘official offer’ is out to Pine. Then Collider says their sources have denied any such report.

What is confirmed is that producers arrived in Australia this week to scout locations ahead of the film’s production which kicks off this September in Sydney.

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

“Casino Royale” director Martin Campbell is set to helm the project based on a screenplay by Greg Berlanti. A December 2010 release is scheduled.