From Yahoo! News:
Soooooo...."Blade" filmmaker locks up "Super Max" project
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Blade" writer/producer David Goyer, who said in February that he was longer involved in the upcoming adaptation of "The Flash," is jumping back into the DC Comics universe with a new project titled "Super Max."
The Warner Bros. film, which Goyer revealed Saturday on the WizardUniverse.com site, will be built around the Green Arrow, who is tossed into a maximum security prison for super-villains when he is wrongly convicted of a crime.
Goyer and his wife, Jessika Borsiczky Goyer, are attached to produce. No director is yet on board. The project is based on an original idea by Justin Marks, who is writing the screenplay.
Within 10 minutes of entering the prison, the Green Arrow will be stripped of his identity, Goyer told the site. "They shave his goatee and they take his costume and send him to prison for life, and he has to escape. It's like 'Alcatraz,' and he has to team up with, in some cases, some of the very same villains he is responsible for incarcerating in order to get out and clear his name. Of course, tons of people try to kill him while he's in there. We've populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe."
Goyer, who co-wrote Warners' "Batman Begins," directed "The Invisible," which Disney is releasing April 27.
This is a full-length movie about a fairly obscure DC hero no one cares about, but instead of being a straightforward introduction, it becomes a prison escape movie starring a bunch of B-list (and worse) villains, who, again, likely no one cares about?
How the heck did this get a green light?