Wonder Woman Still in Development says Joel Silver and Has Writers On Board!
Written by Stephanie Sanchez
Friday, 18 April 2008
IESB's Robert Sanchez spoke with producer Joel Silver today at the Long Beach Speedway for the junket of SPEED RACER.
More on Speed Racer later, the tidbit of news he got was actually on the future of Wonder Woman.
Silver says he's got writers working on a new script. And which writers are those? They are the guys behind the Wonder Woman World War II based script that WB snatched up last year, Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland.
No, this new script will not be set in WW II like the spec script these guys drew up instead a whole new storyline and setting are currently being developed.
Originally shying away from an "origin" or genesis story for the superwoman, Silver has reconsidered and says they are really looking into a story involving Paradise Island and her background.
IESB asked if Silver had a director in mind, perhaps the Wachoski brothers that have just finished Speed Racer. Well, he wouldn't answer the question directly (does he ever?) but he did say that Andy Wachowski had an idea on how to open the Wonder Woman film. When pressed further he would not comment.
I know some of you are wondering, what about the Justice League film? Does it have any impact on this production?
Silver says no, this Wonder Woman and the Justice League Wonder Woman (if she ever makes it to the big screen) will be completely different a la the Christian Bale Batman and Brandon Routh Superman.