Orson Welles: Dark Knight Detective
Check it out. Shoemaker sends an article from a few years ago by comic scribe Mark (Ultimates) Millar.
I knew that American icon Orson Welles had once portrayed "The Shadow" on a radio show, but I wasn't aware that at one point Welles had been in development on a "Batman" movie.
Read more here.
This sounds totally amazing, if true. I'd never heard this before, and I've seen no evidence any other place. But, what the hell... I choose to believe it because it sounds pretty kick-ass.