Warner Brothers has been having some trouble in getting a live-action Wonder Woman project off the ground. A film version has gone through a number of screenwriters over the last several years and even a fan favorite like Joss Whedon wasn’t able to get things moving. A television iteration of the classic comics heroine crashed and burned when a produced pilot starring Adrianne Palecki didn’t get picked up to become a series earlier this summer.
But where others have failed could Bronson director Nicolas Winding Refn succeed? He certainly would like to give the project a try and he may just get his shot at it if the Warner brass are happy with how his next planned project, a remake of the 1970s science-fiction film Logan’s Run does well.
Speaking at the Empire Big Screen weekend in London this past week, Refn, who was there to promote his upcoming film Drive, stated –
I would love to make Wonder Woman. And I also think that [Drive star] Christina Hendricks would be the perfect Wonder Woman, but Warner Bros haven’t called yet. But I’m getting closer with Logan’s Run. I think someone said to me in a meeting that if I get Logan’s Run right, then I’ll get Wonder Woman.
Christina Hendricks as Wonder Woman? You can already hear the fanboy drooling.
But fanboys will have to wait, as Refn’s next project is actually Only God Forgives with his Drive star Ryan Gosling. After that the pair will move on to Logan’s Run, with Gosling starring as the futuristic lawman who decides to flee society when he reaches the mandated suicide age of 30. If Warners is seriously considering Refn for Wonder Woman then we will probably have a bit of a wait before we get to see the film.
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