BREAKING: Not even Oscar-winner Julia Roberts is immune to Batkid fever. The actress and producer just closed a deal to adapt Batkid Begins, the Slamdance premiere documentary about the 5-year-old leukemia patient who got his wish to be a superhero granted when thousands of volunteers, and even President Obama, helped turn San Francisco into Gotham City for a day.
On November 15, 2013, youngster Miles Scott became the hero Gotham needed and deserved as 25,000 supporters across the city, and even more on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, tracked his heroics through a series of staged missions. The event culminated with Scott receiving the key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee and sparked media attention and more than 400K tweets in 117 countries, reaching over 1.84 billion social media users.
Roberts is attached to star in the feature remake as well as produce with her Red Om Films partners…
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Breaking: Riddler Arrested! Batkid Miles Scott Saves San Francisco’s Gotham City in Epic Display of Crime-Fighting BraveryPosted: November 15, 2013
San Francisco has transformed into Gotham City today to help make a 5-year-old boy’s Make-A-Wish dream come true.
Miles loves superheroes, none more so than Batman. Much like Batman battles villains, Miles has been fighting his own battle with leukemia since he was just a year old. Miles is now in remission and he is getting his chance to be Batkid for a day with the help of Make-A-Wish of the Greater Bay Area, city of San Francisco and hundreds of well-wishers.
“This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son’s body” Miles’ mom Natalie said.
Miles’ day will start with ABC7 News anchor Ama Daetz alerting BatKid that there’s trouble in Gotham City. Miles will spend the day battling some of Gotham’s most notorious criminals before receiving a special thank you from Mayor Ed Lee. Ama sat down with Miles Scott and his family ahead of the big day.
Make-A-Wish is inviting the public to participate in the day’s events by joining Miles to cheer him on as a flashmob warns Batkid that the Penguin has kidnapped Lou Seal and when he is presented the key to the city at City Hall.