Thursday, January 21, 2010

Campbell's Approach On Green Lantern

Seems like the movie adaptation of the DC comic book superhero GREEN LANTERN is looking bright. Martin Campbell who is best known to have been the director of (the 2006) Casino Royale, the Mask of Zorro, and Goldeneye, is a great choice to direct this project. His vision on the adaptation is also one that seems to really fit the source material. In an interview with Collider's Steve "Frosty" Weintraub, Campbell reveals:

“It will be much more in the tone of Iron Man. It’s got to be. Certainly not Batman Begins, which is a pretty dark movie. No, he’s the Hal Jordan character who’s the sort of shoot from the hip, irresponsible kind of cocky test pilot if you will. In fact, the character seems to be the least likely to be chosen as Green Lantern. Well, of course that’s the fun of it. So no, it’ll be much more like Iron Man. So it’ll have one foot in reality if you see what I mean.”

Campbell further explains his approach to the character "He's a psychological character. His powers are psychological. They’re to do with will and the enemy is fear and so on and so forth, as opposed to Superman who sort of runs into a phone box, gets the old spandex on and off he goes. So he’s a much more complex character and also again, it’s the origin story, which again is the Carol Ferris character, Carl Ferris. There’s Sinestro, Kilowog, Tomar-Re. All these characters and all who appear in the movie. So it’s such a kind of eclectic range of characters and also it’s the only superhero to go to another planet, so you’re creating at least another world that…and none of them do."
Green Lantern is scheduled for a June 2011 release.

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