‘Wonder Woman’ Short Film with Rileah Vanderbilt Goes Viral! (Video)

October 2, 2013

Rileah Vanderbilt portrays Wonder Woman in a short film that has gone viral on YouTube. Watch the video and find out why it’s generating such a buzz and raising hopes for the iconic character to emerge on the big screen.

A Wonder Woman movie is long overdue. Rather than wait for Hollywood, an L.A.-based production company, Rainfall Films, and the 34-year-old actress Rileah Vanderbilt teamed up to give fans what they have been waiting for. Their unauthorized rebooting of a dormant franchise got more than a million views on YouTube in just the first day, and more than doubled that number by the second day.

One look at the film — video below! — reveals why it’s gone viral. It’s a beautifully shot movie that could easily be mistaken for the trailer of the next superhero blockbuster. It begins with a slow-motion opening sequence as Rileah Vanderbilt in full Wonder Woman regalia shows herself to be a formidable warrior, the embodiment of the DC Comics character. There are also flashback scenes revealing Wonder Woman’s origin, as Diana of Themyscira, in her Greek mythology-infused homeland, rich in detail of ancient Greece, the architecture, the flowing white gowns.

Rileah Vanderbilt has a magnetic presence throughout. She manages to convince us thoroughly that she is that character. We forget about the others, yes, even Lynda Carter in the television series.

Clearly the interest in Wonder Woman and alter ego Diana Prince is massive, as just a two-and-a-half minute clip has created a frenzy on the Internet. Director Sam Balcomb sums it up, in a statement on the YouTube page, saying, “I think (quite a few of) you will agree she is a character just as vital and crucial to our understanding of humanity as any other superhero… if not more so.”

Will there ever be such a blockbuster? We can certainly hope so! Meanwhile, the 2:34 minute preview of what could be and should be is below!

Pictures: PR Photos

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