Director Boaz Yakin while promoting his latest film for Warner Bros. titled Max, in an interview with IGN, spoke on how he was in the process of making a live action Batman Beyond film soon after finishing the film Remember the Titans, that died in development.
“It was almost like Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man but a little bit darker — a teenage, kind of futuristic, cyberpunk Batman thing.”
“[I] very quickly got the feeling that I would be in the zone, the madness, and I didn’t really have the heart for it at the time,” he said, “and I basically bailed after one draft. I just went, ‘I can’t do this.'”
He continued, “It might have really hurt my career. I went off and wrote the best script I ever wrote that never got made. But it was just one of those moments in time where you think you want to do something, and then you realize you don’t really want to do it, and for some reason it’s on your IMDb page for the rest of your life. [Laughs]”
“Batman seems to be popular in any iteration,” Yakin said. “I think [Batman Beyond] is apart enough from the regular Batman that people are allowed to play in that playground, without sort of f***ing with continuity and all this stuff that people are so concerned with. It’s a different look at the character.”
To read the full interview head over to IGN.