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  • joel cerio
    TODAY - October 02, 2010 Wonder Woman remake coming to TV Ally McBeal s creator will reportedly bring the Amazon princess back to life on the small screen.
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 1, 2010
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      TODAY - October 02, 2010

      Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (Bettmann/CORBIS)

      'Wonder Woman' remake coming to TV

      "Ally McBeal's" creator will reportedly bring the Amazon princess back to life on the small screen. Failed film project

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      David E. Kelley Bringing Wonder Woman to TV

      By James Hibberd and Borys Kit | Friday, October 1, 2010, 4:52 PM



      Lynda Carter in the 1970s "Wonder Woman" series
      Warner Bros. Television

      LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) — Wonder Woman is still heading to the screen, but instead of coming to a theater near you, the Amazon princess is returning to television.

       

      Warner Bros. Television is developing a modern-day reboot of the classic DC comic book heroine and has lassoed an unlikely talent to potentially write and produce the superhero project: David E. Kelley, the showrunner behind legal dramas such as "Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal" and "The Practice."

       

      The news comes after nearly a decade of attempts by Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver to launch a big-screen version. Actresses ranging from Angelina Jolie to Beyonce Knowles to Megan Fox have thrown their hat in the ring for the starring role at one time or another.

       

      [Related: The Worst Superhero TV Shows Ever]

       

      In 2005, Warner Bros. announced Joss Whedon would write and direct the film adaptation. But Whedon said he never ended up being able to finish the draft, and two years later left the project.

       

      "They just didn't like my take," Whedon said at the time. "It's pretty simple." (He is back in the superhero world, though, prepping "The Avengers" for a winter shoot).

       

      Any new "Wonder Woman" won't likely have an easy road to the small screen either.

       

      Though the 1975-79 TV series starring Lynda Carter remains the most memorable version of the character in pop culture, major networks have struggled to make female-driven action series work beyond NBC's "Heroes."

       

      [Related: Wonder Woman and Other Girls Who Kick Butt]

       

      NBC's "Bionic Woman," which also is best known for its 1970s TV version, could haunt attempts to get a series launch, and Fox's "Dollhouse" struggled during its two seasons on Fox.

       

      But if any place exists for a female-driven superhero series, it would be in TV land not film. While movies like "Daredevil" spin-off "Elektra," starring Jennifer Garner, bombed on the big screen, the small screen has been home to hits such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," a character which first failed as a movie, and "Alias," the spy series that starred Garner.

       

      Warner Bros. had no comment.

       

      (Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

      (To read more about our entertainment news, visit our blog "Fan Fare" online at http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/)

       

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    • Darci
      Joel, David E Kelly is married to Michelle Pfeiffer, so maybe she will give him some good advice.  It seems he likes to include current issues in his work, so
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 2, 2010
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        Joel,
        David E Kelly is married to Michelle Pfeiffer, so maybe she will give him some good advice.  It seems he likes to include current issues in his work, so this series will be set in the present.  I hope he is thoroughly familiar with the reaction to the 1974 Wonder Woman film.
        Thanks,
        Darci


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        TODAY - October 02, 2010

        Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (Bettmann/CORBIS)

        'Wonder Woman' remake coming to TV

        "Ally McBeal's" creator will reportedly bring the Amazon princess back to life on the small screen. Failed film project

        Related links



        Yahoo! TV Blog

        David E. Kelley Bringing Wonder Woman to TV

        By James Hibberd and Borys Kit | Friday, October 1, 2010, 4:52 PM



        Lynda Carter in the 1970s "Wonder Woman" series
        Warner Bros. Television

        LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) — Wonder Woman is still heading to the screen, but instead of coming to a theater near you, the Amazon princess is returning to television.

         

        Warner Bros. Television is developing a modern-day reboot of the classic DC comic book heroine and has lassoed an unlikely talent to potentially write and produce the superhero project: David E. Kelley, the showrunner behind legal dramas such as "Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal" and "The Practice."

         

        The news comes after nearly a decade of attempts by Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver to launch a big-screen version. Actresses ranging from Angelina Jolie to Beyonce Knowles to Megan Fox have thrown their hat in the ring for the starring role at one time or another.

         

        [Related: The Worst Superhero TV Shows Ever]

         

        In 2005, Warner Bros. announced Joss Whedon would write and direct the film adaptation. But Whedon said he never ended up being able to finish the draft, and two years later left the project.

         

        "They just didn't like my take," Whedon said at the time. "It's pretty simple." (He is back in the superhero world, though, prepping "The Avengers" for a winter shoot).

         

        Any new "Wonder Woman" won't likely have an easy road to the small screen either.

         

        Though the 1975-79 TV series starring Lynda Carter remains the most memorable version of the character in pop culture, major networks have struggled to make female-driven action series work beyond NBC's "Heroes."

         

        [Related: Wonder Woman and Other Girls Who Kick Butt]

         

        NBC's "Bionic Woman," which also is best known for its 1970s TV version, could haunt attempts to get a series launch, and Fox's "Dollhouse" struggled during its two seasons on Fox.

         

        But if any place exists for a female-driven superhero series, it would be in TV land not film. While movies like "Daredevil" spin-off "Elektra," starring Jennifer Garner, bombed on the big screen, the small screen has been home to hits such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," a character which first failed as a movie, and "Alias," the spy series that starred Garner.

         

        Warner Bros. had no comment.

         

        (Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

        (To read more about our entertainment news, visit our blog "Fan Fare" online at http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/)

         

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