George Miller's Aborted Justice League Film to Be Made Into a Documentary

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 10:46AM
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 10:46AM
George Miller's Aborted Justice League Film to Be Made Into a Documentary
The massive success of Mad Max: Fury Road will likely whet appetites for more George Miller, and for those of us who remember, make us even more disappointed that his Justice League film never came to fruition. Unfortunately, there have been no changes on that front, but director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell have now announced a feature-length documentary chronicling the troubled production of the now-legendary almost-movie.

"I have always been fascinated with [the] project, which would be in the same vein as 2013's Jodorowsky's Dune and this year's The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?" Unicomb told Inside Film.

Jodorowsky's Dune was a documentary that explored Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's classic novel Dune in the mid-70's, while Death of Superman Lives, which was released in very limited theaters early this month, explores the infamous Nicolas Cage Superman film that never made it to the screen.

While Unicomb claims that the project has private investors lined up, he and the producers are announcing the film partially to gauge public interest. If there seems to be sufficient interest, then they will likely supplement their funds with a crowdsourcing campaign. In that case, the only obstacle would be the involvement of Miller himself. Unicomb and his colleagues haven't approached the director yet, nor his producing partner Doug Mitchell, and don't envision proceeding without their cooperation. 

Miller's Justice League film was in production in 2008, but was shut down after troubles related to the writers' strike. Armie Hammer was set to play Batman, while D.J. Corona was set to play Superman, and Mad Max: Fury Road's Megan Gale was cast as Wonder Woman. The cast also included Adam Brody as The Flash, Mad Max's Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Common as Green Lantern, and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.

Via The Mary Sue.
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