Did You Know: Hard Candy director David Slade (30 Days of Night) was actually originally hired to helm the Justice League of America movie (to be titled “Justice League“)?

According to IESB, Slade was on board with the project for three full weeks, complete with production office, before Warner Bros started to become scared by the ever ballooning budget. Apparently when the budget grew to over $160 million, studio executives decided that it would be better to go with a more experienced director. That is when George Miller was brought on to replace Slade.

It would have been more interesting with Slade attached, but Miller is also a equally good choice. I’m interested to see what David did with 30 Days of Night, as like many, I was very impressed with Hard Candy when I saw it at it’s midnight premiere at Sundance 2005.

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