Martin Campbell, who has twice reinvented the James Bond franchise with 1995’s “Goldeneye” and 2006’s “Casino Royale”, is in negotiations to direct the “Green Lantern” film for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.
The attachment of such an in-demand action director has moved the DC Comics hero adaptation into a much higher priority window at the studio, cementing the project’s place as a major 2010 or 2011 tentpole for the studio.
Greg Berlanti, who was previously attached to direct before leaving the project for “This Is Where I Leave You”, wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Berlanti and Donald DeLine will produce.
Campbell, who also helmed the two Antonio Banderas-led “Zorro” films and “Vertical Limit”, recently wrapped up work on the Mel Gibson-led thriller “Edge of Darkness” – a remake of the 80’s British mini-series of the same name which he also helmed.