In an interview with Comicbookmovie.com, director Lauren Montgomery talked about her newest project, Green Lantern: First Flight. Montgomery was on hand at San Francisco’s WonderCon 2009, attending the premiere of her latest DC Comics film project, Wonder Woman, when she stopped to talk about the Green Lantern project. According to the director, the straight-to-DVD release will have more of a sci-fi tone as opposed to being a strict superhero movie. The film will also have elements of a buddy cop movie, as Montgomery told reporters that producer Bruce Timm summed up the film’s plot in four words, “Green Lantern: Space Cop.”
First Flight will follow the relationship of test pilot Hal Jordan and his mentor, Sinestro, as he trains to become a member of the Green Lantern Corps. Throughout the film, Jordan will have to make a series of moral decisions as his view of right and wrong differs from that of his mentor and of his supervisors, the Guardians of the Universe.
Some are comparing the plot of First Flight to that of the film Training Day. Jordan’s Green Lantern, voiced by Law & Order: SVU actor Christopher Meloni, will play the rookie cop role. Filling the role of the veteran corrupt cop will be Sinestro, voiced by Titanic’s Victor Garber. Since Sinestro is still a Green Lantern when the film begins, it is quite possible that the climax will involve Hal Jordan and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps bringing the villain to justice.