1. It’s from the man who made Batman: Dead End
If you’ve never seen Batman: Dead End, you really need to. And thank goodness for YouTube, since you can glimpse it above.
The world’s first big budget (well, $30,000) fan movie, Dead End was crafted by concept designer Sandy Collora (who worked on flicks like Jurassic Park and The Crow) who figured it could kick-start his career as a director, it’s an impressive tale of the Caped Crusader battling Aliens and a Predator.
Yes, it’s a very fan-baiting idea, but thanks to Collora’s skill and the use of professional actors, crew and equipment, it looks great.
Sadly for the director, his follow-up (a take on the World’s Finest stories that includes Superman and co) got caught in legal tangles and has never gotten the same release. And a serious car crash put a dent in his plans.
But now he’s back, and the result looks like something truly special…