Source: Investment-centric news site VentureBeat.
What we heard: Over the weekend, Hollywood trade Variety reported that Ryan Reynolds (Van Wilder, The Amityville Horror) had landed the lead role in Warner Bros. Pictures' film based on DC Comics' Green Lantern franchise. The role represents Reynolds' return to the genre, as the actor portrayed Deadpool in the critically lambasted X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Reynolds' attachment to the Green Lantern film appears not to be the only development to surface regarding the production. VentureBeat reports today that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has tapped Foundation 9 studio Double Helix for a game tie-in to launch alongside the film in June 2011. According to the site, Double Helix is crafting the game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
According to VentureBeat's sources, the game tie-in has been on the table for more than a year. However, development on the project only just recently gained steam. Notably, Double Helix is no stranger to crafting film tie-ins, as it is currently wrapping development on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP versions of EA's GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which is due August 4.
Double Helix is also at work on Square Enix's Front Mission Evolved, a mech-based third-person shooter announced during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Square Enix has not yet revealed when that game is expected to arrive for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
The official story: WBIE declined to comment on VentureBeat's report. Foundation 9 had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment as of press time.
Bogus or not bogus?: It seems to go without saying that WBIE would be keen on delivering a game tie-in with the Green Lantern film. Combine that with VentureBeat's respectable track record, and this one is looking not bogus.