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The ReBoots March On

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | October 4, 2010 | Comments ()

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | October 4, 2010 |


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No, this is not about a porn version of Wonder Woman -- I'm guessing that would be better news. The really strange thing is that I was just writing about Lynda Carter a few days ago. Freaky deaky.

So plenty of you have had it up to your ears with both the television and film reboots but in case you hadn't noticed, no one gives a shit. It's just too difficult to think up entirely new ideas and besides, why risk something untested when there are plenty of mediocre ideas that have already proven somewhat profitable? Attach a well-known television writer and some new "talent" and you've got CBS's next hit show. Theoretically, that is; I have no idea which network might end up with this little number being produced by Warner Brothers Television (which produces shows for CBS, the CW, TNT, FX, Showtime and more). Previously, Warner Brothers hired Joss Whedon to write and direct the film version of Wonder Woman but it turned out they didn't care for his take. So after years of stalling, they've decided to head to the small screen with David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice). While I was a huge fan of the James Spader/William Shatner duo, I shudder to think of what Mr. Kelley will do to our hot heroine. Will she be turned into a waifish fast-talker who gets on our every nerve? Will she sing? A little sardonicism never hurt anyone but will Kelley's Diana Prince be a super-cynical politico? Right now I'm wishing I could get hold of that Lasso of Truth so I could round up a few answers, but alas(so)...sorry, I couldn't help myself...all we can do is wait.

Mini-diversion: Who should play Wonder Woman? (Anyone who says Kim Kardashian shall immediately be struck down by Godtopus and Christina SuperBoobs Hendricks is automatically disqualified because she already has a show.)


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