Comic book scribe and screenwriter Marc Guggenheim has more than a few super-powered projects to his name, including the currently shooting "Green Lantern" — a film that the writer describes as very much in line with "the spirit of the character."
"Our goal from the outset was to write a movie that was extremely faithful to the comic book and that includes the tone," Guggenheim told Hero Complex about his work on the "Green Lantern" screenplay. "In other words, it's not broadly comedic or silly. Nor is it overly dark."
Despite those intentions, Guggenheim admitted that the movie's tone could differ from the screenplay's, "because the tone of the film is really the province of the director and they've only just started production."
Beyond "Green Lantern," Guggenheim is currently working on "No Ordinary Family," an ABC drama pilot starring Michael Chiklis as the patriarch of an American family with superpowers. Guggenheim said that Chiklis' character is a bit of a mixture of the actor's previous roles, including Vic Mackey of "The Shield" and Ben Grimm of "Fantastic Four."
"There are elements of all the various characters he's played over the years, but combined in a package we've never seen from him before," said the writer. "What's great about Michael as an actor is that you feel like you can write anything for him; there's nothing he can't do. On the set, I'm constantly amazed by how much he can convey with just a look. That's really the difference between an 'actor' and someone who is truly 'a star.'"
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