We haven’t really heard much from Green Lantern director Martin Campbell, which could be because he’s been busy with pre-production and sorting out where to shoot, as the film recently moved out of Australia due to rising cost. Well Empire (via Coventry Telegraph) caught up with him this week, and he spoke about the visual effects that will be in the movie:
“It’s daunting,” he said. “Just the process, something like 1,300 visual effects shots, it’s mind-blowing, quite honestly.”
Campbell said that a lot of the effects shots work will concentrate on the Green Lantern’s power ring. “It’s energized by a battery on the planet of Oa, which taps into the willpower of everyone in the universe. From that ring you can form constructs. So if you got into a fight, you could form a giant fist. Or a fighter plane.”
Campbell’s previous films such as Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro and Golden Eye haven’t relied heavily on special effects, so he will be walking on new territory with Green Lantern. Ryan Reynolds will be suiting up in around 4 months time and it is expected the film will shoot in New Orleans, Mexico or Canada.