Aside from Batman, it doesn't seem like any film version of DC Comics heroes can catch a break: While Marvel's Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and other franchises zoom ahead, DC's various projects remain stalled or stillborn. The latest is Green Lantern, which is now having to rethink a decision to shoot in Australia because of costs.
Here's how The Hollywood Reporter said it:
The falling U.S. dollar has forced Warner Bros. Pictures to reassess the viability of shooting a number of projects in several countries, after confirming Friday that its pulling production of Green Lantern out of Australia.(That's New South Wales.)
The studio said that "the current global economic situation, including fluctuations in currency valuation and overall costs," forced the decision, in a statement issued through agency Screen NSW.
Where will Green Lantern move? Either Mexico or Canada. The change will no doubt push the movie farther back, though it was scheduled to begin shooting in November under director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), starring Wolverine's Ryan Reynolds, with an eye to a summer 2011 release.