Back in 2013, a young boy named Miles Scott managed to, for one beautiful day, make the world of superheroes into a reality. Miles, who is currently in remission, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 18 months.When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached the Scott family to see how it could help, Miles made a wish to become the real Batman. Thus began an amazing adventure to transform San Francisco into Gotham City.
Miles’ wish went viral, and by the time the big day finally came, tens of thousands of people came out to line the streets of San Francisco and cheer for Batkid while he rescued a damsel in distress and fought off the Joker and the Penguin (with a little help from the grown-up Batman).
What most people don’t know about the story is that the man who played Batman, Eric Johnston, was actually an experienced video game designer. Last December we detailed his journey from programmer to crime-fighter, including how he wound up working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Now, director Dana Nachman is making a feature-length documentary called “Batkid Begins” all about Batkid and his heroic journey. The film, which will have a score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises), just released its first trailer and is now turning to Indiegogo for funding.