Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, perhaps best known for Bronson (which, alas, I haven’t seen), wants to make Wonder Woman and isn’t shy about saying so. And after reading his Movieline interview, I’m inclined to think that he might be the person for the job. He obviously has a passion for it, no small plus. Moreover, his take on how to approach the movie is different, fascinating-and most important, respectful of the character and what she stands for (and against).
Refn’s movie, it seems likely, would be very different from the typical Hollywood slant on female heroes; these tantalizing snippets from his interview, for instance:
At the same time there is [something subliminal], because the real origin of Wonder Woman is: What if women were more powerful than men? What would the world be like? That’s a subliminal theme.
The whole idea of a woman who is basically more powerful than any man – and who will always be that, and comes from a society of women who are more powerful than men – is an interesting theme that I think can be very contemporary.
I do hope someone at Warner Bros. is paying attention.