Discuss: What Would Tarantino’s ‘Green Lantern’ Be Like?


So MTV Splash Page found out that QT is not only a comic book fan but that he was once approached to direct a Green Lantern movie as one of the probably several dozen concept offers he gets a month. There’s no telling how long ago this was, but it got me thinking.

What would that movie have been like?

So I’m reaching out to our astute readers (that’s you) to see what you would have liked to see in it. What would QT have gotten perfect? What would he have fouled up beyond measure?

To get the ball rolling, I’ve included a brief pitch that I think would have been pretty close:

Returning from the Vietnam war, Alan Scott (Eli Roth) finds his wife and child raped and murdered. After a lengthy discussion about revenge, the history of the cassette tape, and the influence John Cassavetes had on Blacksploitation Films with his mentor (Samuel L. Jackson), Scott buys a sawed-off shotgun and sets to work mowing down the people that done him wrong. In the gut-wrenching climax, he sits down for Oolong tea with his arch-nemesis (complete with a lengthy, informative discussion of Oolong tea) who informs him that if he lets him go free, he’ll give Scott a powerful ring which garners him membership into a galactic squad of protectors. Scott agrees, blows the man’s face off, picks up the ring, and heads out for a rack of ribs from the local joint he’s been craving the entire film. As he’s discussing the merits of each different sauce to a riveted BBQ stand worker, Appa Ali Apsa (Thomas Lennon) appears to explain the great powers that Scott has just inherited…

And scene.

I’ve done my part. Where do you think Tarantino would have taken it?

What do you think? Is it weird that I had to point out to you that you’re astute?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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