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Bruce Wayne: The TV Series - An extract from Holy Franchise, Batman!

27 June 2013 7:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary Collinson presents an extract from his book Holy Franchise, Batman! Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen, detailing the aborted TV series Bruce Wayne from The Iron Giant screenwriter Tim McCanlies....

In the summer of 1999, with Warner Bros’ feature film department struggling to reignite the Batman franchise in the wake of the catastrophic reception given to Batman & Robin, the studio’s television division decided to move forward with a project based upon the formative years of the Caped Crusader. Entitled Bruce Wayne, the proposed series was the brainchild of screenwriter Tim McCanlies (The Iron Giant), who devised a concept centring on the teenage billionaire and socialite as he secretly hones his skills and develops an understanding of the criminal mind in preparation for his eventual crusade against crime.

Meeting with Tollin/Robbins Productions, McCanlies was commissioned to write a pilot script for Bruce Wayne, with Warner Bros Television subsequently »

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