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WONDER WOMAN directed by McG?

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TV Line’s Michael Ausiello is reporting that McG is the front-runner to direct the pilot episode of David E. Kelley’s reboot of “Wonder Woman”.

After all four of the major networks turned down the project, Kelley was already in spin mode, saying he wasn’t giving up on the project. The biggest hurdle, apparently, was the price tag attached to licensing the character from Warner Brothers. However, in the wake of the FCC’s approval of Comcast’s bid to buy controlling shares of NBC, the Peacock has picked up the pilot – after being the last network to pass.

McG’s involvement is NOT confirmed, although at the moment he’s the favorite. Given his genre cred – Nikita, Human Target, Supernatural and Chuck on TV; Charlie’s Angels and Terminator: Salvation on the big screen – he probably has the chops to take on the project with a decent amount of respect for the source material. That’s assuming, of course, that Kelley’s script is respectful of the source material.

From Deadline: the project is described as “a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.”

Uh-oh.

[More at TV Line]

[More at Deadline]

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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