‘Green Lantern’ Likely to Film Down Under
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Warner Roadshow Studios has several productions being prepped for shooting Down Under in 2009. Notable among the list was Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern feature.
Other films listed as likely to shoot is the third film in the Chronicles of Narnia cycle, Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Jan de Bont’s Point Break Indo.
The global economy local violence forced Disney to abandon plans to shoot the sequel at Mexico’s Baja Studios in favor of Roadshow’s giant water tank. The film is still budgeting in the $100 million range, far less than Prince Caspian.
As for the Emerald Crusader, the film s visual effects visionary, Aaron Sims, told VFX World, "We’re starting from the ground up on this one, and we’re trying to be as contemporary as possible."
While refusing to name the aliens in the film, the screenwriters indicated they are basing their origin on Emerald Dawn which spotlight trainers Sinestro and Kilowog. Sims did note, "The suits for the aliens are all different," Sims says, "but they’re all green. They’re overwhelmingly green. Defining the uniform green — the proper shade — is part of the process."