The reason we got that terrible movie was because the studio was never able to agree on a pitch for a Pfeiffer version. One of those that was considered, though, was from screenwriter John August. As part of a trending Twitter topic for writers to #ShareYourRejections, the Big Fish and Aladdin scribe shared the time his Catwoman pitch was thrown out when an exec decided he wanted to pursue a different take on the character, apparently setting his sights on Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Catwoman at Warners in 1998. Sequel with Michelle Pfeiffer returning.