Batman: Hush director Justin Copeland is eager to tackle more projects featuring the Dark Knight. However, he'd also like to do a live-action adaptation of 1999's No Man's Land starring Robert Pattinson, who is currently set to play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves' The Batman.
"It would definitely be No Man's Land," Copeland replied when Popcorn Talk asked him about the possibility of a live-action film. "If I had carte blanche, like, you can do whatever you want, I want to tell the No Man’s Land story from the angle of Cassandra Cain. I would love that, that would be a dream... If I got a live-action and they say you can point your finger…”
As for who would star in the film, Copeland said, "I like Robert Pattinson. Sorry, I'm a filmmaker. And as a filmmaker, I see that dude as an incredible actor. You want to be able to get on set and not worry about your right flank. I want to worry about the thing that's the real problem. When you can get a superstar actor like that, which I think he is, you are lucky. I would use him."
No Man’s Land was a gigantic crossover event running through most of the Batman titles in 1999. The story saw the government evacuating Gotham City after a disastrous earthquake and isolating the remaining citizens on the island the city is located on. The vigilantes, villains and regular citizens left in the abandoned Gotham had to fend off for themselves in the resulting chaos.
No Man’s Land was recently loosely adapted for the finale of Gotham, but Copeland's ideas about Cassandra Cain are more similar to the original comic. The 1999 storyline marked the first appearance of Cain, who later become Batgirl. Cain will appear in net year's Birds of Prey, where she'll be played Ella Jay Basco.
Directed by Justin Copeland, Batman: Hush stars Jason O'Mara, Jennifer Morrison, Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Sean Maher, Bruce Thomas, Stuart Allen, James Garrett, Maury Sterling, Geoffrey Arend, Vanessa Williams, Jason Spisak, Adam Gifford, Sachie Alessio, Peyton List and Tara Strong. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.