Sky One announced that the British SF classic 'Blake's 7' is being reworked in two 60-minute scripts that could bring the show back as an ongoing series. The program follows a gang of rebels fighting an evil federation that rules the galaxy || Tricia Helfer, the sultry Number Six on SciFi Channel's 'Battlestar Galactica,' will appear regularly on 'Burn Notice,' returning to sister station USA Network this July. Helfer will portray Carla, who has only been heard but not seen thus far || 'Battlestar Galatica' executive producer Ronald D. Moore has signed a three-picture deal with United Artists in what could be his first major movie credit since 'Mission: Impossible II,' Variety reports || Nicole de Boer, late of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and 'The Dead Zone,' will make a guest appearance on 'Stargate: Atlantis' as Dr. Alison Porter, according to GateWorld || 'Lost' will get an additional hour this season, which will allow the ABC series to culminate in a two-hour finale May 29, TV Guide reports || Sky One announced that the British SF classic 'Blake's 7' is being reworked in two 60-minute scripts that could bring the show back as an ongoing series. The program follows a gang of rebels fighting an evil federation that rules the galaxy || Tricia Helfer, the sultry Number Six on SciFi Channel's 'Battlestar Galactica,' will appear regularly on 'Burn Notice,' returning to sister station USA Network this July. Helfer will portray Carla, who has only been heard but not seen thus far || 'Battlestar Galatica' executive producer Ronald D. Moore has signed a three-picture deal with United Artists in what could be his first major movie credit since 'Mission: Impossible II,' Variety reports || Nicole de Boer, late of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and 'The Dead Zone,' will make a guest appearance on 'Stargate: Atlantis' as Dr. Alison Porter, according to GateWorld || 'Lost' will get an additional hour this season, which will allow the ABC series to culminate in a two-hour finale May 29, TV Guide reports ||
 
 

'Wonder Woman' Back In Pre-Production



By MICHAEL HINMAN
Source: Inland Empire Strikes Back
Apr-22-2008

The see-saw of whether "Wonder Woman" or "Justice League of America" will be made has tipped back into the favor of the woman wearing the bikini and carrying a lasso.

With Joss Whedon only a memory in the writers room, producer Joel Silver has brought in Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland to try and bring "Wonder Woman" back to life, both who are apparently making their debut writing anything for the screen.

According to Internet Movie Database, Jennison's only listed credit was as an assistant to Kevin Heffernan in the 2006 movie "Beerfest" while Strickland has some acting credits for films such as 2004's "Soul Plane," but nothing in the writing department.

Despite their lack of previous credit, Warner Bros. was impressed with a World War II-based script for "Wonder Woman" the duo wrote, and has now commissioned them to take that skill and write an entirely new storyline and setting for the on-again, off-again film. Silver told IESB that he is strongly considering doing some origins of Wonder Woman, including a story involving Paradise Island.

Silver has been pursuing a "Wonder Woman" film since 2001, going as far as floating potential stars like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sandra Bullock and even Lucy Lawless.

Todd Alcott was the first writer attached to the project, but was later part of a long line of writers who came and went including Jon Cohen, Becky Johnston, Philip Levens and Laeta Kalogridis.

In 2005, Joss Whedon was officially attached to the project as a writer and director that would've been an origin story, but Whedon would later leave the project citing a lack of interest from the studio in what he had put together.

"Besides the great origin story, there's nothing from the comics that felt right 100 percent, no iconic canon story that must be told," Whedon told Entertainment Weekly in November 2006. "Batman has it made -- he's got the greatest rogues gallery ever, he's got Gotham City. The Bat writes himself. With 'Wonder Woman,' you're writing from whole cloth, but trying to make it feel like you didn't. To make it feel like it's existed for 60 years, even though you're making it up as you go along."

No release date is set, but it's likely that the film could not hit theaters until at least 2010.

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