Now here’s a made-for-TV movie that looks promising:
Hollywood- Holy blast from the past, Batman! Adam West and Burt Ward are reuniting for a TV movie they hope will score bop-socko-pow ratings for CBS.
But West and Ward aren’t playing Batman and Robin in “Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt.” The former co-stars of ABC’s “Batman” series play themselves in a comedy-adventure about a plot to steal the original Batmobile from a charity event.
While they try to solve the mystery of the missing mobile, flashback sequences explore some of the batty and bizarre moments that occurred during their show’s 1966-68 run, from run-ins with network executives to encounters with overenthusiastic fans.
Along for the wacky ride are three of Gotham City’s beloved Bat-villains: Julie Newmar (Catwoman in some episodes of the series), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman in the 1966 “Batman” film starring West and Ward) and Frank Gorshin (the Riddler in the series and the film).
“We decided we should do something that was fresh – a modern-day caper comedy-adventure with Adam and Burt and an occasional allusion or reference to some of the escapades in our past,” West said of the TV movie, which has finished production but has not yet been scheduled. “You know, there are things in there that are true, but mostly it’s fabrication.”
I’m so there. If only Cesar Romero and Burgess Meredith were still alive. Via Mark Evanier.