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Dallas Observer chats with GREEN LANTERN trailer creator

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by: James Wallace
May 28th, 2009

Yesterday, we brought you news of an epic fan-made trailer forged out of one man's dream for the perfect GREEN LANTERN film. The pseudo-trailer, which combines almost thirty films together in a Frankenstein fashion, has already gained an impressive 483,641 hits on YouTube in just five days and is the #42nd most viewed video this week. Naturally, the trailer's creator, Jaron Pitts, hails from the land of all things creative and awesome...Dallas! 

Our buddy Robert Wilonsky, film critic for the Dallas Observer, chatted with Pitts, a multimedia director at the Farmers Branch Church of Christ and 2001 Berkner High School grad, via Facebook about his recent success and attention due to the trailer. Here's what he had to say:

I did it because I am a big fan of the comic to film concept, when it's done right. I love the mythology and depth that it can have. It seems like either the big studios get it really right or really wrong, and before we saw anything that they did, I wanted to imagine it for what it could be. I never imagined it would get the attention it has, but who knows -- maybe my little trailer could help make this movie a little better.

I had the idea back in March and have been tinkering ever since. It was definitely a lot of late night hours, so we should all be thanking my wife for not killing me.

The fabricated trailer's fabricated star Nathan Fillion (SERENITY) seems to believe it can help...or at least likes the attention. Fillion (@NathanFillion), in response to the trailer, wrote on his Twitter "I LOVE THIS! this guy rocks!" I bet Fillion is really digging it due to the fact that Pitts may have just helped earn him a spot on the list of potentials to play the still uncast Emerald Knight.

Wouldn't that be ground breaking? A fan-made piece of art directly influencing a big budget, Hollywood comic book movie. I can see the headline now....(Scooby Doo dream sequence complete with blur wipe) "Fillion cast as GREEN LANTERN. Pitts to edit film. Wallace to play sidekick." Hey, a boy can dream can't he?

Source Dallas Observer 

Thanks to the Observer (@Dallas_Observer) for the heads up on this story.

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