According to KickStarter on Feb. 20, Brett Culp has started a not-for-profit documentary project, "Legends of the Knight", in regards to the power of a fictional character such as Batman to seriously influence people's lives. The documentary demonstrates the power of story telling and how it can give people hope for when they're suffering most.
There was a time where science fiction, comic characters, fantasy related stories and movies were unappreciated by the main stream. It's not unlike Red Foreman, from "That 70's Show", who always makes fun of his son Eric's appreciation for such things.
Now, the tables have turned, in this documentary. Culp tries to demonstrate with every person that he has interviewed that they do not have to be victims. Bruce Wayne was such a victim when his parents were murdered right in front of him, but he took action fighting crime. The one thing that makes him unique compared to other comic characters is the fact he has no super powers. This is where people can relate to the character and have the ability to muster through challenging times in their lives.
It would even be no surprise that Christian Bale himself would be an advocate of "Legends of the Knight", considering a phone call he made to a child suffering from Leukemia. Also, fans will never forget Bale and his wife Sandra taking time out of their lives to visit the victims of the shootings in Colorado.
Most movie studios had turned him down saying that there's no way a serious super hero movie would even work or much less, be profitable. So Brett Culp is currently undertaking a crowd funding measure of having "Legends of the Knight" seen through to completion.