Ryan Unicomb’s Justice League: Mortal documentary is set to go into production later this year with a new title, Seven Friends: George Miller’s Justice League.
The documentary covers the history of director George Miller’s failed Justice League project. It was supposed to begin principle photography back in 2008. However, the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike and several production issues forced the project to be eventually shelved.
Over the past 15 years, Warner Bros. has attempted to make several DC Comics films – some releasing on the big screen, some not. Justice League: Mortal is probably one of the famous ones on the “some not” list. The cast of the unfortunate film consisted of names such as Armie Hammer (Batman), Adam Brody (The Flash), D.J. Cotrona (Superman) and Megan Gale (Wonder Woman). The iconic team was supposed to take on Jay Baruchel’s Maxwell Lord. Additionally, the story was loosely based on JLA: Tower of Babel. Although the studio had every intention of taking the project into production, those plans, unfortunately, fell through.
Since then, however, a lot of details have been floating online – from a version of the script leaking to pieces of concept art being unveiled. Moreover, cast members like Armie Hammer have spoken about how Justice League: Mortal would have been like, had it seen the light of day.
Although the movie eventually never made it to theatres, filmmaker and producer Ryan Unicomb tried to bring to life what happened to Miller’s DC picture through a documentary. Similar to Jon Schnepp’s The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, the documentary is supposed to unearth why Warner Bros. pulled the plug on Justice League: Mortal.
Unicomb announced the restart of the production of Justice League: Mortal though Purryburry Productions. Although exact dates haven’t been announced yet, the production has got a new title, Seven Friends: George Miller’s Justice League. Additionally, the director seems quite excited to explore the rise and fall of Miller’s movie before the scrapping of the production.
However, the director has confirmed that Miller is not interested in participating in the documentary. Nevertheless, the documentary team is hopeful that he might change his stance once he realizes the amount of care the team is taking to bring forth Miller’s work behind Justice League: Mortal.
Unicomb is producing the documentary along with his B.Y.O. Show collaborator/co-host, Jordan Bailey. A fundraising campaign will also be launched sometime in July. The announcement also says that digital artist BossLogic aka Kode Abdo will be taking part in the documentary. He will apparently provide new promotional art for the project, just like he did in 2015.
In addition to this, Chris “Cosplay Chris” Stanley is working on Seven Friends: George Miller’s Justice League as well. He will be recreating several costumes that were designed for Justice League: Mortal.
Although release dates haven’t yet been confirmed, it is safe to expect the documentary to release some time in early 2021. The project is said to contain several interviews with cast and crew members. Additionally, it will also provide a glimpse into unreleased production art, video footage, etc.