One of the more anticipated unofficial projects in the works is budding Australian filmmaker Ryan Unicomb’s upcoming “Miller’s Justice League Mortal,” a documentary about the rise and collapse of “Mad Max” helmer George Miller’s “Justice League Mortal” project several years ago.
The film is still a long way from full production as various hurdles have to be cleared, and the chief one is about to hit. IF Magazine reports that the filmmakers have formally pitched Warner Bros. Pictures in an effort to use characters and images from the project.
Unicomb says: “It’s a nervous wait. George Miller and [his producing partner] Doug Mitchell know about the project, so now it all hangs on Warner Bros’ involvement.” It appears Miller and Mitchell’s contributions will only come with a sign off from Warners.
Should it go ahead though, it’s hoped some of the would have been film’s stars like Armie Hammer (Batman), D.J. Cotrona (Superman) and Megan Gale (Wonder Woman) will participate.
An easy decision right? Not necessarily. With Warners’ own two-part “Justice League” film on the way, a doco invites obvious comparisons to what could have been . Yet such a doco could also help stir buzz for the new “Justice League” films, whetting the appetites of the fans.
Unicomb says: “We want to celebrate where the characters were at that time and look at the new directions that Warner Bros. is taking the characters.”