Whedon Wanted for Wonder Woman
Created 02/22/2005 - 00:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgMATRIX producer Joel Silver confirmed that BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER creator Joss Whedon is being talked with to write and direct a new film version of WONDER WOMAN, reports SCI FI WIRE.
"I'm trying," Silver said in an interview at WonderCon in San Francisco on Feb. 19, 2005. "I'm trying to work a deal with Joss... I was just in the other room [where Whedon was talking about his upcoming SF movie, SERENITY]. I don't know if I could work that out. It's a complicated deal to do, but I would love him to do it. It would be great if he could do it."
Silver said that Whedon came to him with a new twist on the Amazon superheroine. "It's just a great, legendary comicbook hero, and it's one that has never been kind of brought back to life after Lynda Carter [who starred in the 1970s WONDER WOMAN TV series]. I mean, it's a reinvention. ... Tim Burton reinvented BATMAN after Adam West, and ... [director Richard] Donner reinvented SUPERMAN after George Reeves. It's time to do that to WONDER WOMAN. It's a thing that could be great if it's done great. ... The idea is to try to find a way to make it, and I thought Joss has a great idea, because he understands a kind of female superhero character, and also he's great at what he does. So I'm trying to find the best way to do it... We're working our way through it."