Originally Posted by batman strikes
All this time I was thinking the Dan Gilroy draft was the last script Tim Burton was working with before he left the project. I come to find out now that Burton left in April and that the draft Dan Gilroy wrote was in dated September of 98. So the Wesley Strick script that was released is the closet thing we have to Tim Burton vision of the film?
That's right. The first Dan Gilroy draft that was dated January 24th, 1998 was also while Tim Burton was still signed on to direct the Superman film project, but Tim Burton didn't like that draft and called it committee-ized. Tim Burton had lost control of the scripting and was upset. By the time Dan Gilroy was finished with his September 20th, 1998 draft Tim Burton was off the Superman film project and onto directing the Sleepy Hollow film project instead. Tim Burton signed onto direct Sleepy Hollow in June 1998, regaining creative independence, away from Jon Peters and Warners year long script meetings and rewrites.