The touching story of young Miles Scott, aka BatKid, took the world by storm back in 2013 — and a new documentary aims to tell the story behind the story. Oh yeah, this one will get you right in the feels.
In case you were living under a rock last year, Miles was diagnosed with leukemia and only had one wish when the Make-A-Wish Foundation came calling: He wanted to be Batman. Like, the real Batman. The city of San Francisco, and the world at large, rallied behind the idea for one of the most ambitious “wishes” ever staged. Miles battled supervillains and saved the day, living out his super-heroic dreams.
A group of filmmakers have created BatKid Begins to chronicle the event, showing footage from the day and interviews with everyone from Miles’ family to Hollywood heavyweights. Sure, we already know the story, but the documentary digs deeper into Miles' life and the zeitgeist his story created.
"That event rocked my world," says Batkid Begins director/producer and co-writer Dana Nachman told USA Today. "People saw bits and pieces of this day and fell in love with Miles and the people who made it happen. My goal is to take you behind-the-scenes and see how and why it happened."
The documentary has been doing gangbusters on the festival circuit, and a new trailer has been released. Check it out below:
Along with this documentary, actress Julia Roberts is also set to star in a film based on Miles' story. So there’s a whole lot more BatKid to come.
(Via USA Today)