03-02-07

JossWhedon dumpt Wonder Woman

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Verrassend filmnieuws want op zijn officiële weblog Whedonesque meldt Joss Whedon dat hij niet langer de regisseur is van Wonder Woman. Gisteren lekte uit dat Warner Bros een Wonder Woman script van nieuwkomers Matthew Jennison en Brent Strickland had gekocht terwijl Whedon zelf ook aan een script werkte. Daarop besloot Whedon er de brui aan te geven. Het volledige bericht van Whedon luidt als volgt:

 

SATIN TIGHTS NO LONGER. Joss will not be fighting for our rights after all.

You (hopefully) heard it here first: I'm no longer slated to make Wonder Woman. What? But how? My chest... so tight! Okay, stay calm and I'll explain as best I can. It's pretty complicated, so bear with me. I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked. Hey, not that complicated.

Let me stress first that everybody at the studio and Silver Pictures were cool and professional. We just saw different movies, and at the price range this kind of movie hangs in, that's never gonna work. Non-sympatico. It happens all the time. I don't think any of us expected it to this time, but it did. Everybody knows how long I was taking, what a struggle that script was, and though I felt good about what I was coming up with, it was never gonna be a simple slam-dunk. I like to think it rolled around the rim a little bit, but others may have differing views.

The worst thing that can happen in this scenario is that the studio just keeps hammering out changes and the writer falls into a horrible limbo of development. These guys had the clarity and grace to skip that part. So I'm a free man.

Well, sorta. There is that "Goners" movie I can finally finish polishing, and plenty of other things in the hopper I've wanted to pursue. I'm as relieved as I am disappointed, and both of those things lead to drink, so that's a plus. Truly, you may be hearing some interesting things brewing in the coming months. But all potential jets therein will be visible.

But most importantly, I never have to answer THAT question again!!!! And you don't have to link to every rumor site! Finally and forever: I never had an actress picked out, or even a consistant front-runner. I didn't have time to waste on casting when I was so busy air-balling on the script. (No! Rim! There was rim!) That's the greatest relief of all. I can do interviews again!

Thanks for your time. You are the people who make the world go 'round. Or, no, science does that.

-j.”

 

Het afhaken van Whedon is jammer voor de Wonder Woman franchise want de regisseur / bedenker van Serenity, “Angel”, “Firefly” en “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer” had ongetwijfeld een frisse en originele draai aan het Wonder Woman concept kunnen geven. Anderzijds kan Whedon zich nu volledig concentreren op zijn science fiction thriller Goners. En dat lijkt mij in ieder geval een veel interessanter project dan een televisieremake.

 

*Archief:

Gevraagd: Wonder Woman (13/09/2006)

Aprilgrap haalt imdb (4/04/2006)

Joss Whedon en Serenity, Wonder Woman en Goners (14/01/2006)

Remake Wonder Woman (17/03/2005) 

 

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