This past weekend, Saturday to be exact. A rumor appeared online. Claiming that DC/WB was going to announce a Wonder Woman film, to be written and directed by David Goyer of Blade and Batman Begins writing fame. Well that’s all it ended up being, a rumor. Never happened. Another con goes by and no news on a Wonder Woman movie. But this got me thinking, who should make the Wonder Woman movie when it eventually happens? I think Goyer is a good to great writer, but his directing has never amazed me. So who’s my dream team? Who are the film makers I’d love to see be announced as the director for Wonder Woman? Let’s take a look.
The French writer/producer/director Luc Besson is more prolific as a writer then as a director. But all you have to do is look at his directing credits and it’s more then impressive: La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, etc. Besson doesn’t step behind the camera to often, but when he does you’ll always get something interesting.
Besson can also create great female characters, sometimes giving them more character development then the males. He created the characters of Nikita, who went on to have an American remake (Point of No return), A tv series on USA in the 90′s and a new one about to start on the CW. He created Leeloo, who is a mainstay at any comic con or convention where people dress up for geeky events. Even his films that don’t work on a intellectual level always have some interesting design and a distinct look. Besson also knows comics, “The Fifth Element” was designed by french comic artist Jean-Claude Mézières. Now if that means Besson knows anything about American comics who knows, but he has some knowledge of comic books and great design.
And action, we’re covered with action, on top of the films he’s written/directed being fantastic action films. He’s also written/produced: The Transporter series, Disctrict B-13, Taken, From Paris with Love. Not the most stimulating films for the mind, but actions films with some great action set pieces. Simple practical effects for the most part, that really make you go “Woah!”
If Besson were to take on the Amazon Princess I think you’d get a great looking movie, with some awesome design, fantastic action set pieces, and a great villain. Besson always writes awesome villains. He can go a bit over the top at times it’s true, but I’d rather see someone really go all out for a Wonder Woman movie, then play it safe.
That’s why I think Luc Besson would be great to get behind the camera for Wonder Woman
Tune in tomorrow for part 4.