Nicolas Winding Refn Says He Gets WONDER WOMAN if He Does Well with LOGAN’S RUN

     August 16, 2011


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.

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  • Tarek

    Seriously, who minds to watch yet another adaptation of Logan’s run in theater ?

  • aaronite_1

    Christina Hendricks?? Well, I get the impression this director would love to have her walking around set in sexy Wonder Woman garb…. but seriously, LOL??

  • Tarek

    Wonder Boobs we must rename it.

    • tom

      And wobble they shall!

  • battleangel

    I’d be way down for a Christina Hendricks Wonder Woman. She’s a great actress and she’s one of the sexiest curvy women alive (at least when paired with a remarkable wardrobe/makeup crew put in front of an incredibly talented DP). And with Refn directing? That sounds like gold to me!

  • Lesley Snipes

    As long as it is an actress with a voluptuous figure that boasts an ample cleavage, fuller legs and a fuller backside.

  • starway2001

    Wait, wait, wait. This guy might be an amazing filmmaker, but he’s hopelessly naive. First, he’s going to make another movie BEFORE he can even try to get a greenlight from WB on Logan’s Run. And then he’s got to shoot that movie and release it BEFORE he can even start discussing Wonder Woman. We’re talking years before this would happen. And if you really think WB is going to honor this loosey goosey “promise” then I’ve got some prime beach front property in Nevada to sell you.

    • Brad

      You’re not wrong about the steps it’s going to take to get to a Wonder Woman film, but you’re also taking what Refn is saying too literally as an assertion. Of course he gets it, he’s not dumb.

  • JLC

    I love Hendricks but she’s already 36 years old (she was born the year before Logan’s Run came out!). If he does two more films before Wonder Woman, she’d be at least 40 by the time filming started. There’s no way WB is going to greenlight a potential comic franchise with an over-40 actress in the lead. It’s sad, but Hollywood doesn’t work that way.

    He needs to be thinking about someone like Jennifer Lawrence, who will be in high demand after Hunger Games.

    • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and 14th Assassin)

      Jennifer Lawrence? She’s just as bad, if not worse, than having Adrianne Palicki in the lead role.

    • Cypher

      I’m with Hiro. One word: gag.

      Olivia Wilde? Emma Stone? Eliza Dushku?

  • Terry

    What a jackass!!! He is already fucking up WW with talk of wanting to use CH as the amazon goddess. WTF!! But beyond looks CH doesn’t look like she can even throw a damn punch, let alone run.
    What, he’ll film a bunch of quick cuts using advance burry cam so we won’t notice the fucking stunt double.

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