Warner Bros. have decided that filming for Green Lantern will take place in Sydney, and according to The Hollywood Reporter the budget will be around $150 million.
Martin Campbell, director of “Casino Royale,” will be at the helm of the comic book’s big screen adaptation, working from a script by Greg Berlanti and Michael Green. Donald Deline will produce with a reported budget of $150 million.
Rees said the film would create around 500 jobs and include a “substantial investment” in digital effects work in Australia.
Pre-production on “Green Lantern” is set to begin in July, and filming scheduled to start in November. Warner hopes to release the film in December 2010.
Funnily enough, one of the reasons the Justice League movie didn’t go ahead was due to it being denied tax relief by Australia. Sydney seems to be popular with movie studio’s recently. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was mainly shot there, Happy Feet 2 is in development and Zack Snyder’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole is currently in production.