The film tells the story of Hal Jordan, an aircraft tester who is chosen to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps.
The film initially entered development in 1997; progress remained stalled until Greg Berlanti was hired to compose and coordinate in October 2007. Martin Campbell was brought on board February 2009 after Berlanti was compelled to clear the director’s position. Most of the live-action actors were cast between July 2009 and February 2010, and filming took place from March to August 2010 in Louisiana. The film was converted to 3D during its post-production stage.