Things are chugging right along with the Patty Jenkins-directed ‘Wonder Woman’, which is due to twirl into theaters in 2017. The film is rumored to be set during World War I and is slated to begin filming in London this fall. But not much more is known at this time, but a few tidbits have surfaced.
First, in addition to London, a second location has been added to the movie’s schedule, Basilicata, Italy, an area known for its beautiful and ancient stone ruins. Though it’s possible that part of the movie could be set in Italy, it also wouldn’t be out of the question for this area to double for Greece, the land from which Wonder Woman’s people, the Amazons, originated. (Then again, Greece was eventually made part of the Roman Empire and their cultures meshed quite a bit, right down to their religions, including the legend of the Amazons.) Considering that Greece is currently in a state of upheaval, Italy should at least be a more stable shooting location.
With Jenkins calling the shots, the cinematographer for ‘Wonder Woman’ has been chosen, Hoyte Van Hoytema. Van Hoytema has received accolades for his work on films like ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. He recently completed work on the next 007 movie ‘Spectre.’
And the final bit of news is also the most puzzling. A working title for the movie has been revealed to be ‘Nightingale.’ Usually a working title is what a movie is referred to before a proper title can be decided or an alias used to throw off spies seeking to dig up scoops during production. But, obviously this movie is going to be called ‘Wonder Woman.’ There may be a subtitle, but the main hero’s name is going to be in there somewhere. And if this were going to be a ruse, then they wouldn’t have announced it.
As for ‘Nightingale”s significance, it may be a reference to Florence Nightingale, the woman responsible for the creation of modern nursing during the Crimean War (the early 19th century). Early reports were that ‘Wonder Woman’ may have been partially set during that time and there may still be some flashbacks to then. Also, in early stories, Wonder Woman served as a war nurse in her alter ego as Diana Prince.
Then again, since this is the most odd bit of news, it may turn out to be false.
‘Wonder Woman’ is based on a screenplay by Jason Fuchs and stars Gal Gadot as the title hero and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. The movie will be released on June 23, 2017. Gadot debuts as Wonder Woman in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ on March 25, 2016.
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Source: Comic Book Movie