Warner Bros. Pictures and Silver Pictures are in the process of buying a spec script for the DC Comics character, Wonder Woman from newcomers Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland.

Accroding to The Hollywood Reporter, 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. However, Joss Whedon was hired in 2005 to write the script and direct; his script is set in the present day. Silver has no interest in making a period flick, sources said.

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