Purberry Productions are hoping to follow in the footsteps of The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? by delving into the mystery surrounding another of Warner Bros.’s aborted DC projects in Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s Justice League Mortal, and a trio of posters have arrived online for the doc, featuring Superman, Batman and Green Lantern…
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 todays film & pop culture landscape.”
Justice League Mortal was gearing up to go into production in 2007 before WB pulled the plug, and the cast would have featured Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as Batman, D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Superman, Megan Gale (Stealth) as Wonder Woman, Santiago Cabrera (Heroes) as Aquaman,Adam Brody (The O.C.) as Barry Allen, Anton Yelchin (Hearts in Atlantis) as Wally West, Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max) as Martian Manhunter, Common (American Gangster) as Green Lantern, Zoe Kazan (Fracture) as Iris West, Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up) as Maxwell Lord and Teresa Palmer (December Boys) as Talia al Ghul.
Via: Superhero News
You can read more about George Miller’s Justice League Mortal in an excerpt from Holy Franchise, Batman! here.