Sony lights ‘Lantern’ fx

Trio set for Warner Bros.' superhero tentpole

Warner Bros has tapped Sony Pictures Imageworks as the lead visual effects studio on its superhero tentpole “Green Lantern.”

Overall vfx supervisors on the project are Karen Goulekas (“The Day After Tomorrow”) and Kent Houston (“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”). Jim Berney (“I Am Legend”) will be vfx supervisor for Imageworks.

Project reunites Houston with helmer Martin Campbell; pair worked together on “Edge of Darkness.”

Imageworks’ superhero credits include “Watchmen” and “Superman Returns” for Warners as well as the Spider-man franchise.

“Green Lantern” is slated for release June 17, 2011. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are to star.

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