PopWatcher Scott Brown suggests Warner Bros. recruit writer Brian K. Vaughan and “a yet-to-be-named professor of classics, preferably female,” to tackle the script. To direct: choreographer and novice director Anne Fletcher (Step Up).
But then Brown comes back to reality, and realizes Brett Ratner will probably get the nod.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter follows up on Whedon’s departure, noting that it “underlines the difficulties studios encounter when developing such marquee pop culture titles.”
The article also fills in some more background, including that Whedon was paid between $2 million and $3 million to develop and write the adaptation.