Batman

Third draft script featuring Dick Grayson

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£1,495.00

Description

An original script used in the production of Batman, Tim Burton's 1989 superhero blockbuster starring Michael Keaton as the caped crusader opposite Jack Nicholson in his unforgettable portrayal of The Joker.

This third draft screenplay is dated February 29, 1988 and comprises of 247 pages presented in a vintage black binder which features a copy of artwork drawn by Batman co-creator Bob Kane, this applied with adhesive plastic. This being an early draft it includes a number of sequences which differ significantly from the final film, these differences include, but are not limited to, the following

  • The appearance of Dick Grayson, actor Ricky Addison Reed was cast in the role before the character was removed from the picture entirely.
  • The Joker abducts Vicki Vale from her apartment and takes off in his van with Batman chasing through Gotham City on a police horse.
  • A performance by The Flying Graysons which culminates in the death of Dick's parents at the hands of the Joker, this idea would later be recycled for Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever (1995).
  • Dick Grayson rescuing Batman from the crashed Batwing after he is shot down by the Joker.
  • The Joker is startled by a horde of bats from the top of the cathedral which causes him to fall to his death.

 

The binder measures approximately 11.5" x 11.5" and remains in very good vintage condition with the script exhibiting some age related toning to the edges and the plastic covering to the front of the binder peeling at the edges, where this was tripped at the top the internal carboard of the binder is visible, otherwise fine.

A rare and interesting example of original production material from this Academy Award winning superhero classic.

Movie / TV Show Batman