May 14, 2010
Nicolas Winding Refn Born To Make Wonder Woman?
DC Entrainment and Warner Bros. have made some interesting directorial choices in the past. Previously with Christopher Nolan for Batman Begins, Zack Snyder for Watchmen, Neveldine/Taylor for Jonah Hex (before they left) and recently Vincenzo Natali (Splice) for Swamp Thing. Now there is word from a BBC interview that Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Pusher Trilogy) is interested in directing the Wonder Woman film. This could be one of the biggest gutsy moves from the studio if this happens. Refn has one of the best track records in making cool as shit films. If anyone can make a serious film about Wonder Woman it would be Nicolas. He comes from a similar auteur film making sensibility as Nolan and could really pump new life into the character.
"After Valhalla Rising I thought the most surprising thing for me would be to go to Los Angeles and do a studio movie. Coming from a movie where I had complete control — I also own the movie — and had complete, kind of like, accessibility around me, and then going to Hollywood and doing a film within the studio, which is very much the opposite, I thought could be a very interesting experience for me."
"I guess one of the aims I am having, but at the very early stage, I always wanted to do Wonder Woman as a feature film…Well, I would say that Wonder Woman is probably something that, to me, would be not just a satisfaction, but almost a [catharsis], and I was born to make it."