Pow! Fresh footage unveiled for 'Batkid Begins' at Comic-Con
Batkid is coming ... to a theater near you! At least, that's what filmmakers are hoping with plans for a documentary about the 2013 viral event that touched the nation — in which a leukemia-stricken 5-year-old got to be Batman for a day, courtesy the city of San Francisco. And at Comic-Con Sunday, an expanded trailer gave audiences an early look at what that doc might look and sound like.
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Filmmaker Dana Nachtman started an Indiegogo campaign on July 15 to help fund "Batkid Begins," and so far has raised just under half of the $100,000 goal. He brought the trailer to the annual sci-fi/fantasy fest in San Diego, and presented it as part of a panel discussion.
"Batkid" would tell the story of Miles Scott, who when he was 5 and dealing with his illness (he's now in remission), asked Make-A-Wish to let him be Batman for a day. That small request spiraled into a news event, ultimately drawing thousands to the streets to watch it unfold; in the end, Scott got a shout-out from President Obama and a thumbs-up from the current Batman, Ben Affleck.
The Indiegogo campaign runs until Aug. 19.