Apart from Ryan Reynolds as the titular green-costumed hero, we haven’t had any casting confirmations (although we’ve had some speculation, particularly about the villain and the love interest) for the upcoming adaptation of The Green Lantern. We do know, however, that Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) will be handling the directing duties on the film.
But what about the rest of the crew? Well, the guys over at SuperHeroHype are reporting that Campbell has been “silently” working to pull together an award-winning crew to bring Green Lantern to the big-screen. We have the details here for you so what are you waiting for, read on below!
Firstly, Green Lantern – the first movie being produced under the new DC Entertainment banner – will be shot by award-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe, who won an Oscar for his work on Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006 (he was previously nominated for Chicago, too); for the look of the movie, Campbell has managed to get production designer Grant Major and costume designer Ngila Dickson, both of whom won Oscars for their work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy (Major was also nominated for his work on Peter Jackson’s King Kong).
And finally, we have art director François Audouy, who may not have won any Oscars but has an impressive resume which includes (in various different capacities) such fare as the Spider-Man trilogy, Zodiac, I Am Legend and perhaps most significantly, James Cameron’s recent f/x extravaganza, Avatar.
So we may not have all our cast in place for Green Lantern quite yet, but the crew Campbell has managed to assemble is most impressive. As SuperHeroHype notes, probably the most important element to the behind-the-scenes stuff with this movie is the visual effects. Much like more casting announcements, I don’t imagine it’ll be that long before we hear which studio is handling the special effects – a shooting start date of April 2010 is already set.
In case you’re wondering about the f/x, Campbell spoke last month about that very thing and although he didn’t exactly say who would be creating them for the movie, he did speak about the scope of what has to be put onto the big-screen and the difficulties that presents. You can read what he had to say about it HERE.
What do you make of the top-notch crew Green Lantern is working with? What company would you like to see handle the visual effects? And who would you like to see join Ryan Reynolds in the cast?
Green Lantern is set to start shooting sometime in April, 2010 (in New Orleans) and has a release date of June 17th, 2011.