The release of this year’s Mad Max: Fury Road didn’t just re-spark interest in the long-dormant post-apocalyptic franchise, but in one of director George Miller’s failed past projects as well: The 2007 DC Comics adaptation Justice League Mortal.
With Fury Road‘s positive reviews came eulogies for the DC movie that could have been – and now Australian filmmaker Ryan Unicomb has taken it upon himself to make a documentary about the the failed production. Dubbed George Miller’s Justice League Mortal, the film will examine all aspects of the production, from interviews with the cast and crew to reveals of never-before-seen concept art and story details.
Purryburry Productions and Caldwell Entertainment are currently hard at work on prepping the film, and have released three new posters that tease the superhero team-up that could have been.
Check them out below, along with the official press release, and let us know what you think:
PURRYBURRY PRODUCTIONS RELEASES TRIO OF PROMOTIONAL ARTWORKS FROM ARTIST BOSS LOGIC FOR THEIR PLANNED FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING WARNER BROS FIRST, UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO MAKE A LIVE ACTION JUSTICE LEAGUE FILM.
In February 2007, Warner Brothers announced that a live action JUSTICE LEAGUE film was officially in the works – with legendary Australian Filmmaker George Miller in line to direct. Over the next Two years a series of extraordinary events led to the permanent shelving of the project just a few weeks prior to cameras rolling on the project.
Comic Fans and cinephiles alike have wondered for years what George Miller’s JUSTICE LEAGUE MORTAL would have looked like – no artwork, conceptual or otherwise has ever surfaced for the film and details on the abandoned project have always been hard to come by. Writer/Director Ryan Unicomb is collaborating with Producers Steven Caldwell, Aaron Cater & Maria Lewis to develop a feature length documentary with hopes of shining a light on the film that never was. While still in negotiations with Warner Bros. & Kennedy/Miller/Mitchell the planned production’s synopsis is as follows:
“GEORGE MILLER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE MORTAL is an exploration of the abandoned 2009 big screen adaptation of the DC Universe from legendary Australian Filmmaker George Miller. Examining the expansive source material of which the film was to be based off of while giving thought to the profound affect it’s release would have had on today’s film & pop culture landscape.”
Source: Superhero News