‘Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first
time, "Green Lantern" stars Ryan Reynolds
("X-Men Origins: Wolverine")
in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale").
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has
existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the
Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep
intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him
superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy
the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in
the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little
respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the
ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along
with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the
Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot
and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly
master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he
may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become
the greatest Green Lantern of all.
Campbell directs "Green Lantern" from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti &
Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by
Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon
characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.
The film also stars Blake Lively (upcoming "The Town," TV’s "Gossip
Girl") as the spirited Carol Ferris, a test pilot and the heir apparent to her
father’s aviation company; Peter Sarsgaard
("An Education," "Flightplan")
as scientist Dr. Hector Hammond; Mark Strong ("Sherlock Holmes") as
Sinestro, Jordan’s powerful mentor in the Green Lantern Corps; Jay O.
Sanders ("Revolutionary Road") as Carl Ferris, Carol’s aircraft designer
dad; Temuera Morrison ("Star Wars
" Episodes II and III) as Abin Sur,
Jordan’s alien predecessor; Taika Waititi (TV’s "The Flight of the
Conchords") as flight navigator Tom Kalmaku, Hal’s good friend and
confidante; Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett
("What’s Love Got
to Do with It") as enigmatic government scientist Amanda Waller; and
Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins ("Mystic River") as Hector’s
influential father, Senator Robert Hammond
The film is being produced by Donald De Line ("The Italian Job") and
Greg Berlanti (upcoming "Life As We Know It"). Herbert W. Gains and
Andrew Haas serve as executive producers. Geoff Johns and Lucienne
Papon are co-producing.
The film’s behind-the-scenes creative team is led by a number of
Academy Award® winners, including director of photography Dion Beebe
("Memoirs of a Geisha"), production designer Grant Major ("The Lord of
the Rings: The Return of the King"), and costume designer Ngila Dickson
("The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"), as well as Oscar®-
nominated editor and longtime Campbell collaborator, Stuart Baird
("Gorillas in the Mist," "Superman"). The film’s visual effects are being
overseen by Oscar®-nominee Kent Houston ("The Adventures of Baron
Von Munchausen," "Casino Royale").
The film is currently scheduled for release in 3D and 2D on June 17,
2011. "Green Lantern" will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros.
Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. ‘