In 2003, Ben Barenholtz, Jonathan Alpers and Kurt Busiek hoped to develop an Astro City film, with Barenholtz as producer and Alpers as lead scripter, but the plans did not take off, whereupon Barenholtz subsequently took the project to Working Title Films. In July 2010, it was announced that Working Title had acquired the rights to make a live-action feature film adaptation of Astro City. Busiek was to write a script treatment, and also to executive-produce, along with Barenholtz and Alpers. On May 10, 2013 Kurt Busiek reported that Working Title's option had lapsed but he was in negotiation with another party.
Why It Was Cancelled
- Barenholtz subsequently took the project to Working Title Films.