McQuarrie Sought For “Green Lantern Corps”?

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Jack Reacher” director Christopher McQuarrie is reportedly being sought to take the helm of the “Green Lantern Corps” film at Warner Bros. Pictures.

That Hashtag Show published the report saying the studio is interested in the writer/director taking on the studio’s second attempt at an adaptation of the DC Comics title following the widely derided Martin Campbell-directed film from 2011. That film starred Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins and Taika Waititi.

The new film’s writer David S. Goyer recently confirmed that the movie was still moving forward, even in the wake of the disappointing box-office for “Justice League”. At last report “Rise of the Planet of The Apes” director Rupert Wyatt was linked as a potential helmer for the film which is expected to be more of a buddy action-comedy than the previous film – one with Hal Jordan mentoring a young John Stewart with an actor in their forties being sought for the Jordan role.

No release date for the film has been set.