The Universe Sees That We Want a Wonder Woman Movie, Gives Us a Chicken Soup for the Soul Movie Instead
And it’s even being released by Warner Bros., which owns DC Entertainment, which in turn has not been making progress toward a Wonder Woman movie for some time now. I know that, strictly speaking, a Wonder Woman movie and this upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul movie have nothing at all to do with one another. But it kind of feels like the Cinema Gods are playing a trick on everyone who wants Princess Diana to get to the big screen. Or maybe we all did something really bad in a past life.
Alcon Entertainment (The Blind Side, Beautiful Creatures) has acquired the rights to the Chicken Soup series, which is comprised of approximately 58,285,005 books. (Hey, I used to work at a bookstore, so that number’s accurate.) It’ll be up to writer Brandon Camp—who’s also set to write, direct, and produce an upcoming Benji movie, and yes, that is a thing—to take various characters and stories from the inspirational anthology books, put them in a blender, hit purée, and form a movie out of the gloop that emerges. Said movie-shaped gloop will then be distributed by Warner Bros..
The Chicken Soup series is the latest in a long line of “WTF?!” properties to snag movie adaptations. Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Asteroids, and Troll dolls all come to mind. Some of them, like the Ouija board movie, linger in development hell. Others… well, Battleship happened. It makes me think that the only way we’ll ever actually see a Wonder Woman movie is to glom her onto some pre-existing brand that no one actually wants to see a movie of. Maybe she can replace Generic Adam Sandler Character in the Candyland movie.
Hey, I don’t like it either. But you know what they say about desperate times.
(via: The Wrap)