Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Hollywood Babble On & On #669: Time To Pick Nits?

Welcome to the show folks.


If you haven't already heard NBC has given the greenlight to a pilot for Wonder Woman written by David E. Kelly. Bleeding Cool claims to have a copy of the pilot, and have dropped some spoiler-free hints.

The thing that strikes me is that Kelly's changing around the whole Diana Prince/Wonder Woman dynamic. Essentially he's re-imagining the character by giving her 3 identities. The main identity is Diana Themyscira who is the CEO of Themyscira industries, and everyone knows she's Wonder Woman in the manner that everyone knows Tony Stark is Iron Man.

However that's not all. In those spare seconds found between running a major multinational conglomerate and saving the world, she's also Diana Prince. This Diana is an allegedly mousy girl next door pining for ex-boyfriend Steve Trevor.


Personally I think this re-imagining is really more of an excuse for Kelly to engage in the sort of soapy melodrama based on romantic and office politics than the sort of fantasy adventure that lies at the heart of the character.

Besides, he's apparently missed a great opportunity for product placement/comedy.

Think about it. If you had an Amazon running a company, wouldn't that company be an online bookstore?



Fine, be that way.


Fox is airing an episode of Glee after the Super Bowl.

It's part of the network's plan to create the biggest wave of
"What the hell is this shit?" ever seen.


NBC is casting a lead bunny for their
proposed series set at the Chicago Playboy Club in 1963.

Is it just me, or does this strike anyone else as an attempt to sponge off of
Mad Men's retro-appeal with critics, with what they hope will be the ratings grabber of cute girls in bunny outfits.

Personally, I'm not so sure it's going to catch on.
Mad Men really doesn't get as many eyeballs as the hype would lead you to believe, and the Playboy brand, to modern audiences, has lately come to mean senility over sexuality.


The CW network, home to teen melodramas Gossip Girl and 90210 is looking at ripping off the success of
The Walking Dead and ordering a pilot for a teen melodrama set during a zombie apocalypse.

I think it's a shame that I'm the only person who seems to have come up with a title for this show, even though it's obvious as hell.


Ain't that clever.


Damn it.

1 comment:

  1. New Wonder Woman.....WORST IDEA EVER.
    Not surprising since it is on NBC and their current superhero show the Cape has had it's first season episode count slashed.

    Do these people even read the COMICS? It's like doing a movie about Jesus and halfway through you have him and his disciples kung-fu fight off and alien invasion.