Set your "I'm ambivalent about that upcoming comic book movie" settings from Justice League of America to Wonder Woman. Producer Joel Silver told journalists that the JLA movie is officially dead, but that he's now interested in reviving the troubled Wonder Woman movie, whose original script was was written by Firefly creator Joss Whedon and then scrapped last year. Silver says he wants to make the flick into an origin story, which is a tall order. How do you get kickass out of Wonder Woman's first home, the ultra-campy Paradise Island, where scantily-clad Amazons live in harmony with nature? Silver thinks he has a way.
According to Sci-Fi Wire, Silver said:
Maybe after I saw Spider-Man or whatever, I thought that it should be a genesis story. And then I had to kind of go back to the drawing board, because I had a version that the studio wanted to make that was not a genesis story . . . [But] I've got to find a way to tell it. Because whenever I got into the stuff, you know, Paradise Island and stuff, it was kind of goofy. But I've got to find a way to do it where it's effective. I mean, I thought some of the stuff they did in 300 was great. I don't know if I want to make it that way, but, I mean, I think there's a way to do this where the audience is going to accept it. But I've got to figure it out.
Looking to the frenetic stylings of 300 is a good start. But we have another suggestion for you, Silver. Try taking us on a detour to Tranformation Island, the prison rehabilitation facility just off the coast of Paradise Island. During the Golden Age of the comic book, Wonder Woman took a lot of her enemies there to get rehabbed, often while wearing chains and other Hot Topic-style outfits. The whole thing could look sort of like Madonna's "Express Yourself" video, except without the music. If you want cool not camp, Transformation Island is the way to our hearts.
Silver Wants Wonder Genesis Film [Sci-Fi Wire]