Green Lantern DVD movie details announced | SCI FI Wire
Hal Jordan takes on his first mission in the animated straight-to-DVD movie Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, which was announced Friday at WonderCon in San Francisco.
A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Brothers Animation, the hero's first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28.
Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition two-disc version on DVD a suggested retail price of $29.98 and Blu-Ray disc at $34.99, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98.
Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) voices Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Victor Garber is the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) is Boodikka and Michael Madsen is Kilowog.
Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) from a script by Alan Burnett (The Batman).
In the film, Jordan is recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The Earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.
IGN: WC 09: First Look at Animated Green Lantern
WC 09: First Look at Animated Green Lantern
IGN is there for the debut of footage from the upcoming DVD movie.
by Eric Goldman
February 27, 2009 - At the end of the screening and panel for the new straight to DVD animated Wonder Woman movie today at WonderCon, the crowd was treated to a special treat – the debut of the trailer for the next DC animated movie, Green Lantern: First Flight.
The mostly dialogue free trailer showed scenes that will be familiar to Lantern fans, as a space ship crashes and Hal Jordan finds the dying alien inside. The only dialogue in the trailer comes from this dying Green Lantern, as he says, "The ring has chosen you. Take it." We see the ring then actually float onto Hal's finger, and the sensation at first causes him to scream, before we then hear the alien say, "You are now one of the protectors of the universe."
Glimpsed in the montage that followed was Hal encountering the Green Lantern Corps, and then fighting alongside them against a group of aliens –at one point using a ring-powered barrier to protect themselves from enemy fire. Green Lantern's longtime foe Sinestro is then seen, as he and Hal square off in what looks to be a major battle.
During the Q&A proceeding the trailer debut, Bruce Timm, the producer of all the new DC animated movies, said it was just a coincidence that Green Lantern: First Flight was coming out soon, just as a live-action movie is finally coming together, noting First Flight has been in the works for quite awhile.
The live-action movie is scheduled to be released December 17th, 2010 and Timm did say that now that they knew this, in the time in-between, "We're going to bust our butts to make some more Green Lantern stuff to tie into that," seeming to hint that another Green Lantern animated movie could be in the pipeline for the direct to DVD market to be released by December 2010.
Green Lantern: First Flight stars Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern, Victor Garber (Alias, Milk) as Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog.
First Flight is produced Bruce Timm, directed by Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman: Doomsday) and written by Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series).
Below is the plot description from the press release:
Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.
Edited by Georgia, 09 October 2011 - 19:29.