Casino Royale director Martin Campbell directing Green Lantern?

Warner Brothers is negotiating with Martin Campbell to direct Green Lantern, the live-action film based on the DC Comics hero, Variety reported.

Campbell last directed Casino Royale and recently wrapped the Mel Gibson movie 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 the list of DC properties being set for movie treatment by Warner, the trade paper reported. Greg Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Donald DeLine will produce with Berlanti.

While the studio is hoping director Chris Nolan will follow its 2008 smash The Dark Knight with another Batman film, DC projects such as Superman and Justice League were expected to happen quickly, but have stalled.

Another hot DC property is Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin as a disfigured gunslinger in a film that begins production in April, directed by Jimmy Heyward (Horton Hears a Who).

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