Whedon's a 'Goner' for U
Universal pacts with 'Buffy' man for spec script
By MICHAEL FLEMING/Variety
Universal Pictures has paid seven figures for "Goner," a fantasy thriller spec script Joss Whedon wrote and will direct. Film will be produced by Mary Parent and Scott Stuber. "It's the story of a young woman's journey that involves a great deal of horror and some heroics," he said. "It's certainly darker than 'Serenity,' and there are a lot of left turns along the way. It is something I had in mind for a while, and it just poured out of me when I finished my film."
Whedon is currently writing Wonder Woman for Warner Bros., which he'll also direct.
The studio premiered Whedon's directorial debut, "Serenity," on Thursday night at Universal City Walk. Pic opens Sept. 30....