George Miller's Cancelled 'Justice League' Project Explored in New Documentary

BY Josiah HughesPublished May 26, 2015

Superheroes and George Miller — these are two of the hottest topics in the movie zeitgeist. The latter is currently enjoying a world of success thanks to his beloved Mad Max: Fury Road, which happens to be one of the only major blockbusters that's not part of some superhero franchise. Miller almost had his hand in the superhero world too, and his cancelled Justice League reboot will be explored in a new documentary. 

In 2008, Warner Bros. officially scrapped Miller's Justice League Mortal, which was set to shoot in Australia. The aborted project will be the subject of a new documentary simply titled Miller's Justice League Mortal.

The film will be directed by Ryan Unicomb and produced by Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell. It will be developed with writer/author Maria Lewis.

Speaking with Inside Film, Unicomb said he hasn't yet approached Miller about the project. "We wanted to get the story out there to help us to gauge interest," he admits. "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?, about a Superman movie that Tim Burton was to direct in the 1990s."

Justice League Mortal was set to release in 2009 with a cast that included Adam Brody, Common, Armie Hammer, Teresa Palmer and Megan Gale. It was derailed by the writers' strike, among other issues.

Justice League will soon be rebooted by Zach Snyder, kicking off with next year's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.


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