Warner Bros. has set Greg Berlanti to direct Green Lantern, a live-action take on the DC Comics superhero. Variety reports that Berlanti will write the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.
Berlanti hopes to make the jump to big-budget fantasy fare after serving as writer and exec producer on character-driven TV series Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Jack & Bobby and Dawson's Creek. He previously directed the 2000 feature The Broken Hearts League.
Green Lantern was created in 1940 by Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell. The modern-era Green Lantern, Hal Jordan was created by John Broome and Gil Kane in 1959. Hal Jordan is a second-generation test pilot who has been given a ring capable of channeling his willpower, and charged with defending a sector of the universe.
Guggenheim, who works with Berlanti as a writer-producer on Brothers & Sisters, has worked on the Marvel comic-books Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine and Blade. Green, who has worked with Berlanti on Everwood and Jack & Bobby, is the co-executive producer of the hit NBC series Heroes, and has worked as a writer on Smallville.