Sometime in late 1999 to early 2000, Warner Bros. hired Paul Dini and company – the team behind BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and BATMAN BEYOND of the 1990s to work on live-action Batman film project. They were asked not to develop a project based on the “classic Batman," but an adaptation of their BATMAN BEYOND animated series.
The film would be much like their TV show – an aged Bruce Wayne takes on a young protégé named Terry McGinnis as the new Batman. While a script has never became public, the project even had a director attached – Boaz Yakin (REMEMBER THE TITANS). Possible casting as the geriatric Bruce Wayne included Clint Eastwood and even Micheal Keaton! But that is about as far as it got. Obviously, Warner Brothers passed on this futuristic take on the Batman mythos and the details of what Dini and company had in store are still unknown.