Warner Bros. is in talks with Martin Campbell to direct Green Lantern, the live-action film based on the DC Comics hero, according to Variety.

Campbell last directed Casino Royale and recently wrapped the Mel Gibson starrer Edge of Darkness, based on the 1985 BBC miniseries that Campbell helmed.

The emergence of Campbell, who also helmed two Zorro films and the 007 film Goldeneye, puts Green Lantern at the top of DC properties being set for movie treatment by WB. While the studio is hoping director Chris Nolan will follow its 2008 smash The Dark Knight with another Batfilm, DC projects such as Superman and Justice League: Mortal were expected to happen quickly, but have stalled.

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Instead, the hot DC titles are Green Lantern and Jonah Hex, the latter of which has Josh Brolin set to play a disfigured gunslinger in a film that begins production in April, directed by Jimmy Heyward (Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who).

Greg Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.

No production date has been set.

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