CHRONICLE Screenwriter Max Landis Planning WONDER WOMAN Pitch for Warner Bros.

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Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis has his sights set on a proper superhero movie in the future, if he has anything to say about it.  While the scribe’s draft for Chronicle 2 was not to Fox’s liking (the studio is going a different way on the potential follow-up), he recently revealed that he plans on pitching his own take on Wonder Woman to Warner Bros.  The studio has yet to officially announce a Wonder Woman film as in development, but the standalone feature is clearly in their plans as they make their way towards Justice League following 2015’s Batman vs. Superman.  Hit the jump for more.

wonder-woman-movieWhile Warner Bros. has had many different plans and paths regarding its DC library over the past few years, it’s clear that they would like to make a Wonder Woman movie at some point.  Screenwriter Max Landis was asked on Reddit (via THR) which superhero character he would like to tackle if he had his pick, and he revealed that he plans on pitching WB his own take on the character.

“[I’d like to do] either a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor, or Wonder-Woman, using a pitch that I intend to make to WB.”

Obviously this is far from official, but it’s interesting to hear that Landis has an idea for a Wonder Woman movie.  Given the glut of male-dominated superhero movies, you’d think WB would be making Wonder Woman more of a priority.  Hopefully something changes soon, whether it’s with Landis’ take or not.




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  • Let The Wookie Win

    “…either a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor”

    Say wha?

    • HORSEFLESH

      Hipster talk. Ignore it, it means nothing.

    • Tey

      Long story short… Make Green Lantern more relatable to us as the audience..

      • Cody

        Stop it.

    • brett1368

      That Green Lantern pitch sounded awful, actually worse than the terrible movie that got made and that’s saying a lot because GL is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen… ever.

  • Kriptonian Knight

    This guy is such a drama queen but he is also a talented writer. At this point JUST GIVE US THAT SEXY AMAZON ALREADY!

    • Harry Palm

      Talented writer? ‘Chronicle’ was as cliche as they come.

  • JK1193

    The ideal Wonder Woman for me is Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, To the Wonder, Oblivion), she’s my only choice for the part.

    • Tey

      She’s a stick!

    • $19588731

      I’m not sure many ticket buyers are going to line up for “Wonder Woman Goes to Auschwitz”. WW needs a body. I wonder how Alice Eve would look with dark hair. Who are some other non-waify actresses that aren’t Scarlett Johansson?

      • Kevin

        Wow. Enjoy your ban.

  • Murdoch

    By all means, bring on the Amazon Princess.

  • FE

    Did he really misspell scene as seen?

    • jack

      he didn’t write that, he just said it….some blogger/journalist transcribed his words poorly

      • Batt Damon

        It’s from his reddit AMA

  • axalon

    If his Wonder Woman pitch ends up getting made, someone should post a pretentious YouTube video after its release pointing out all its flaws.

    • http://zoelogie.tumblr.com/ Baby Jean

      Clap, Clap *APPLAUSE* Clap, Clap,Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap,Clap,…..

  • Tey

    If they can make a movie like Thor, I don’t see why they can’t bring Wonder Woman to the silver screen.

  • Leo Spaceman

    I just don’t like this guy. Yes, I enjoyed chronicle but that is not enough to give this guy the ego that he has considering hes just a trust fund baby of some big time Hollywood guy whose Daddy pulled strings.

    I think it all comes from that video he made about superman where it just looks like hes a complete tool that doesn’t realize everything he has was handed to him. Basically that video makes him look like a person who deserves to be punched in the face.

    • jack

      who cares what kind of person he is. It’s not like he’s acting or promoting the film. All he would do is write it which requires no interaction with the audience.

      • Cody

        Uhh…a script is interacting with audience.

    • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

      You’re making a lot of assumptions about the guy

  • Strong Enough

    [I’d like to do] either a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor,

    ^ perfect example of douche talk

  • Ronald

    Don’t understand why this dude gets so many articles about him. He did one relevant movie and it was OK (by no means great).

    • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

      A lot of people consider it great like myself top 5 superhero movies

  • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

    I’ll listen to Max pitch anything after listening to his Nerdist episode where he breaks down pitching. While Skyfall was pretty damn good, his pitch for what that movie would’ve been is way more interesting. People may not care for his personality, but he’s a talented writer bursting with ideas.

    • The Truth

      That’s what I don’t like him…he’s sort of a prick….good writer though

      • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

        I don’t understand how he’s a prick though he’s just passionate it seems more or less people just make assumptions about him

  • brett1368

    I would love to see a Wonder Woman movie, if its done right. I like George Perez’s take on the character best. Not too sure of this guy, Max Landis, especially after hearing his Green Lantern pitch, a pitch that sounds worse than the movie WB made and that’s bad because Green Lantern, to me, is unwatchable.

  • http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198047407330/ Jack Omalley

    Please let Gina Carano be Wonder Woman

  • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

    Max Landis gets a bad rep for some stupid reason he’s just the average movie comic book fan and he acts just like the rest of us but just because he’s more successful he’s a prick or douchebag.

  • blundermujer

    Modern Wonder Woman. She is a Greek hacker that doesn’t wear star spangled panties or a tiara. Known only to her cybercronies by the one word handle WonderWoman

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