Superheroes are all the rage these days. Nearly forty years after Wonder Woman was made into a successful television show – first on ABC, then on CBS – David E. Kelley is bringing it back on the air.
After being turned down by just about every network, the show was picked up last week by NBC, leaving fans anxiously waiting to hear what the details of the show will be. Now, Deadline is reporting that McG, director of such cinematic classics as Charlies Angels, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, and Terminator: Salvation, is the frontrunner to direct the Wonder Woman pilot.
Of course, Deadline goes out of their way to let us know that nothing is yet certain regarding the television reboot, and that there are no active negotiations between McG, NBC, and Warner Bros. Still, word around the Hollywood water cooler is that if there’s a list of favorites to direct the pilot, McG is at the top.
This, of course, would be McG’s second turn directing the reboot of a popular TV show about action-oriented ladies, the first being Charlie’s Angels. Despite the fact that I have never enjoyed a single movie directed by the man (Terminator: Salvation least of all), I can’t say I’m too bummed to hear that he could be directing Wonder Woman’s new television debut.
Sure, he has a shoddy filmmaking record at best, but he also has been involved with some of the better shows currently on television. He produces Human Target, Chuck, and Supernatural, all of which range from good to unbelievably good, and he directed the pilot for Chuck, one of the more entertaining forty-two minutes of my life.
Ultimately, we'll have to wait for more details before we decide whether or not this is something that we should look forward to. In fact, I find myself more interested in how David E. Kelley’s writing – typically colloquial and humorous – will mesh with the superhero/god-related antics of Wonder Woman.