David is thinking about the meat faerie (zoomardav) wrote,
David is thinking about the meat faerie

Holy poop, Orson...

On Ain't it Cool, they had a link to an article on Orson Welles's abandoned Batman movie. This has to be added to the list of great movies that never were.

The world never got to see Basil Rathbone as the Joker, George Raft as Two-face (Bogart said no), Cagney as the Riddler and Marlene Dietrich as Catwoman. Why did the movie never get made? Orson wanted to cast himself as Batman/Bruce and the studio wanted to go with a more traditional leading man like Gregory Peck.

He had already completed a 27 page treatment and commissioned production design.
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