Its a Wonder

Speaking of spec scripts...

THR is reporting that Warner Brothers is in the process of buying another spec script for a Wonder Woman feature. Which is funny, considering WB alreads owns a WW script, which is in the process of being written by Joss Whedon (creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer.")

So why buy another script?

Sources said the purchase is a pre-emptive measure aimed at taking the spec off the market to protect itself against the possibility that any similarities between the scripts could be fodder for future legal action. It is understood that the Jennison-Strickland script is set against the backdrop of World War II, while Whedon's script is set in the present day.

Silver has no interest in making a period "Wonder Woman," sources said. But as the spec script made the rounds, it landed at Silver Pictures, and executives there were impressed by Jennison and Strickland's writing.

In the meantime, two nobody writers will get to pay their rent for a few months on the money they will make selling a script that will never be produced. Aint Hollywood neat?

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