Campbell Closing in on Green Lantern!

Variety says Warner Bros. is negotiating with Martin Campbell to direct Green Lantern, the live-action film based on the DC Comics hero.

Campbell last directed Casino Royale and recently wrapped the Mel Gibson starrer Edge of Darkness.

Green Lantern is written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Berlanti had once been considered to direct. Instead, WB has attached him to direct This is Where I Leave You, the upcoming Jonathan Tropper novel which will be adapted by the author.

The “Green Lantern” was created in 1940 by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell. Hal Jordan introduced in 1959, a second-generation test pilot, is an ordinary man who was given the power ring and battery (lantern) by a dying alien named Abin Sur. When Abin Sur’s spaceship crashed on Earth, the alien used his ring to seek out an individual to take his place as Green Lantern: someone who was “utterly honest and born without fear.”

Source: Variety