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Rare photo of 32-year-old Frank Miller with a half-costumed Peter Weller on the 1989 set of ROBOCOP 2 — his first screenwriting job. He showed up to the set every day, even though he wasn’t required to, and was given an uncredited cameo as a chemist.(r/movies)
I guess there was a writer’s strike, so the studio hired Frank Miller off some of his Batman comic fame. Frank turns in this crazy, epic screenplay with multiple sub plots and crazy comic book style action. It’s “unfilmable.”
After some re-writes they get the screenplay down to a more manageable scope. 20 years later, a comic company released his original screen play in a 9 issue run. It’s pretty cool, but clearly way to complex for a 2 hour movie.