Warner Bros. has set Greg Berlanti to direct Green Lantern, a live-action take on the DC Comics superhero, reports Variety.
Berlanti will write the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Donald De Line will produce; Andrew Haas is executive producer.
Berlanti has served as writer and executive producer on character-driven TV series “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Everwood,” “Jack & Bobby” and “Dawson’s Creek.” He previously directed 2000 feature The Broken Hearts Club.
Green Lantern was created in 1940. Hal Jordan, a second-generation test pilot, is an ordinary man who has been charged with defending a sector of the universe.
Guggenheim, who works with Berlanti as a writer-producer on “Brothers & Sisters,” wrote the Marvel comic books “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wolverine” and “Blade.” Green, the “Heroes” co-executive producer who worked with Berlanti on “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby,” wrote the Marvel Comics title “Superman/Batman” and was a writer-producer on “Smallville.”