Justice League: Mortal Tie-in Game Screenshots Leaked
Screenshots for what is allegedly a tie-in game based on the canceled Justice League: Mortal movie have leaked online.
The ArtStation profile of senior game artist, Jonathan Gwyn, has revealed several screenshots for what is allegedly an unannounced tie-in game for the canceled film, titled Justice League: Mortal. The screenshots can be seen below.
According to Gwyn, he was the art director and a main-level artist on the Justice League: Mortal game project, which was developed to coincide with the launch of the movie of the same name by filmmaker George Miller. He added that the game was eventually canceled along with the movie, even though the former was fairly far along in development.
For the uninitiated, the movie Justice League: Mortal is no longer in production after being shelved. It was planned as a loose adaptation of the comic book plots for JLA: Tower of Babel (2000) and Superman: Sacrifice (2006).
Kieran and Michele Mulroney were hired by Warner Bros. in February 2007 to write the script for Justice League, which they turned in that June to the studio’s approval. In September 2007, George Miller agreed to helm the film, and the studio hoped to begin production before the Writers Guild of America strike in 2007–2008. Additionally, the studio was thinking about filming Beowulf-style motion capture for the entirety of Justice League. A $220 million budget was assigned to Barrie Osbourne for the production.
Filming was scheduled to begin in Australia in February 2008, where post-production would also take place. Sydney Heads was to be the location of some shooting while nearby colleges were being scouted. However, Warner Bros. declared the movie was put on indefinite hold in January 2008, allowing the cast’s options to expire. The studio believed that the script needed to be perfected, but the writer’s strike made this impossible. Warners wanted to begin shooting in mid-April 2008 as soon as the strike was over.