Of all the comic book movies in development, perhaps none is as anticipated as the big screen adaptation of Green Lantern. While we’ve been on top of all the latest Green Lantern news here at Screen Rant, including the film’s $150M budget and casting rumors galore, there hasn’t much in the way of official news from Warner Brothers on the project’s progress.

Luckily, SCI FI Wire recently had the chance to sit down with screenwriter Marc Guggenheim, who filled in fans on some of the latest details.

In the interview, Guggenheim (who is also a comic book writer and the executive producer of ABC’s upcoming Sci-Fi drama Flash Forward) confirmed the movie will focus on DC’s Silver Age Green Lantern, fan-favorite Hal Jordan, and will explore the origins of the character and how we became a member of the Green Lantern Corps. He went on to explain that the goal of the film was to “do the best cinematic representation of the Green Lantern character.”

“You know, there’s no desire on anyone’s part to completely change the character and just call this other character Green Lantern and try to…draft off the name recognition. This is all about ‘How do we bring the best version of this character to the silver screen?'”

As for all of those casting rumors? Guggenheim dismissed them, saying “They’re all false…we haven’t chosen anyone yet.” Of course, Chris Pine and Bradley Cooper fans shouldn’t lose hope just yet, as Guggenheim clarified that there are a number of actors in consideration for the role and the studio is “still in the negotiations [process].”

For more details on casting and Guggenheim’s experience working on the project, check out the full interview at SCI FI Wire.

While there’s still a long way to go, Guggenheim’s assurances that the film will stick closely to the source material should do a lot to calm down the die-hard Green Lantern fans. What do you think? Does this make you even more excited for the Green Lantern movie?

Green Lantern is scheduled to open on June 17, 2011

Source: SCI FI Wire