After the past couple years, Nicolas Winding Refn has become one of my favorite directors. I’ve enjoyed the Pusher trilogy, Bronson, Valhalla Rising, and his latest film, Drive, is my favorite flick of 2011 thus far. Refn is currently at work on the indie drama Only God Forgives with Ryan Gosling, but he’s also set to direct the remake of the 1976 sci-fi flick Logan’s Run (also starring Gosling), and he’s had a vision for a Wonder Woman flick he’s wanted to do for years. At this weekend’s Empire Big Screen convention, he said during the Q&A [via The Playlist]:
“I would love to make Wonder Woman. And I also think that Christina Hendricks would be the perfect Wonder Woman, but Warner Bros haven’t called yet. But I’m getting closer with Logan’s Run. I think someone said to me in a meeting that if I get Logan’s Run right, then I’ll get ‘Wonder Woman.”
I think “right” means “a box office hit” so here’s hoping because a Wonder Woman movie is long overdue and I’d love to see Refn’s take on the material. Also, if you’ve seen Drive (or don’t mind spoilers) and want to know more details about the making of the film, I highly recommend click through to The Playlist. Drive hits theaters on September 16th.