Batkid rises again.
According to Deadline, Julia Roberts just secured the rights to adapt, produce and star in a remake of “Batkid Begins,” the Slamdance premiere documentary about Miles Scott, the 5-year old leukemia survivor, who, thanks to the Bay Area chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, became the caped crusader for a day back in 2013 to fight crime in Gotham City, a.k.a. San Francisco.
Thanks to thousands of supporters and volunteers, Scott was able to arrive on the scene in a custom Batmobile, rescue a damsel in distress and thwart the fiendish Riddler to save the city.
The resulting doc chronicled Scott’s transformation into the mini Dark Knight and, of course, his non-Bat life as a kid who rekindled everyone’s belief in miracles.
The original "Batkid Begins" director Dana Nachman will executive produce, and is thrilled with Roberts' interest in the story.
"It’s thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that they want to dedicate their time and creative capital to make sure the widest audience possible will know and love Miles’ story and the spirit of this intimate special event that went global, as much as we do," said Nachman.
No word on when the Oscar winner's film will be released or who will play Scott.