Justice League: Docu Panned about George Miller Aborted Project

Director George Miller’s planned  movie, Justice League, was a high-profile project.  After Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road became a commercial and critical hit, curiosity about his aborted film is renewed.  Now a documentary is being planned to shed light on what the film would have been like, though there is no specific timeline for the project.

The docu would be the latest in a string of looks at films that were never made, joining this summer’s Death of Superman Lives, about Tim Burton’s failed effort; Jodorowsky’s Dune in 2013; and the upcoming Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four.

Titled Justice League Mortal, the film was cast  withArmie Hammer (Batman), DJ Cotrona (Superman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), and Adam Brody (The Flash).

The film also had cast Common (Green Lantern), Santiago Cabrera (Aquaman), Teresa Palmer (Talia Al Ghul), Zoe Kasan (Iris Allen), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Martian Manhunter) and Jay Baruchel (Maxwell Lord).

 

Warner announced the film in 2007 for a 2009 release before deciding to pull the plug.

Tentatively titled Miller’s Justice League Mortal, the documentary is from Australian director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell, who announced the project via the site, Inside Film. They have investors on board and may turn to crowdfunding as well, which would make it follow in the footsteps of The Death of Superman Lives, the documentary about Tim Burton’s aborted Superman movie.

“We wanted to get the story out there to help us to gauge interest,” Unicomb told the website.  “I have always been fascinated with 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?”

Justice League Mortal was developed around the same time as Chris Nolan’s Batman films. The director was reportedly not keen on two versions of the Dark Knight existing on film at the same time. The writers strike of 2007-2008 as well as rising budget didn’t help.

While this version of The Justice League never hit the big screen, Warner Bros. has Justice League Part 1 slated to hit theaters in 2017, with Part 2 coming in 2019. Zack Snyder is directing both.