Christopher Nolan may be finishing up his Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises, but some may not know that Darren Aronofsky had plans to reboot our silent guardian and watchful protector. Long before Batman Begins, the director was asked by Warner Bros. to revive the franchise.
He came up with a “hard, R-rated Batman” and what “he pitched them was Travis Bickle meets The French Connection - a real guy running around fighting crime. No super-powers, no villains, just corruption.” There is even a script review of the thing, but we all know Nolan did a great job on his own (thus far). With a franchise this popular for WB and Nolan saying he is finished after TDKR, they may to put the caped crusader in another directors hands. After his superhero experience with The Wolverine and his past interest, could they ask Aronofsky to return?
CoF: Speaking of which, you’ve worked in the comic-book medium before, with your adaptation of The Fountain (2006), and the tie-in book to Pi. Do you ever feel like realising your vision of something like the Batman story that you were working on as a comic book?
DA: Well, we’re actually doing one. It hasn’t really been announced, I don’t know if I should give you the scoop! But we’re getting there. We’re doing a comic book of a script that’s really hard to make and we’re going to do a comic version first and see what happens…
It seems like if you come up with an original script, in Hollywood it’s not as effective as a comic book. It doesn’t even have to be successful as a comic; I mean how successful were Kick-Ass or Scott Pilgrim? Those were fringe comics, right, and they were basically turned in to big pictures.
After his excellent graphic novel for The Fountain, I’d love to at least see a Batman one. I haven’t even processed him taking on the Wolverine character, so I don’t think my brain can handle an Aronofsky Batman film.
Would you like to see Aronofsky take on Batman?
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute