News Bits: Lantern, Demange, Stars, Lake

Green Lantern
Latino Review reports that Warners and DC have settled on a new actor to play Green Lantern in the film, but there’s been no announcement as yet, nor confirmation about which incarnation of Green Lantern we’ll see. In regards to the latter, John Stewart remains the most likely option.

Untitled Yann Demange Project
New Regency and Plan B have acquired and are fast tracking an untitled dramatic thriller which “’71” director Yann Demange and writer Gregory Burke are set to re-team on. Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Angus Lamont and Molly Smith will produce the film, but plot details are being kept under wraps. [Source: Deadline]

The Stars My Destination
Paramount Pictures is talks to acquire feature-film rights for Alfred Bester’s classic sci-fi novel “The Stars My Destination” (aka. “Tiger! Tiger!”) which Mary Parent will produce.

The story follows a man who is shipwrecked in space for years when one day a rescue crew passes him by. Angered, he channels his energies into seeking revenge and begins scheming. [Source: Deadline]

The Lake
Sullivan Stapleton (“300: Rise Of An Empire,” “Strike Back”) is set to star in the Steven Quale-directed action thriller “The Lake”. Luc Besson and Richard Wenk penned the script.

The story follows a group of Navy SEALs who attempt to solve a long-forgotten mystery while they uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. Shooting begins in April. [Source: Variety]