Greg Berlanti Helms Green Lantern

“Everwood” creator Greg Berlanti has signed a deal to co-write and direct a live-action adaptation of DC Comics’ superhero “Green Lantern” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades.

The movie will focus on the Lantern embodied by Hal Jordan, a test pilot who finds a downed alien spacecraft. A dying alien passes his ring to Jordan, introducing the man to a wider world that includes an interstellar police force known as the Green Lantern Corps and its overseers, the Guardians of the Universe, who live on the planet Oa.

Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green are writing the script which will serve as an origin story of how Jordan becomes a member of the intergalactic police force.

The project has been developing for over a year, so whether it will be linked to the upcoming “Justice League” movie – in which Green Lantern is a character – is unclear.