Christopher Nolan Hints About "Joker" Approach

Blogger / humorous journalist / serious movie geek Josh Horowitz recently had a sit-down with "Batman Begins" director Christopher Nolan in order to get some info on the filmmaker's next project, "The Prestige" ... but you just know that "The Dark Knight" (aka "Batman Begins 2") was going to come up at some point. And it did.

From Horowitz's Better Than Fudge blog: "Horowitz: Is there anything to be inferred from the name you?ve chosen for this film, "The Dark Knight"?
Nolan: Ultimately yes. [Laughs] But I?ll leave that for people to infer.

Horowitz: This is the cryptic portion of our chat.
Nolan: Yeah. [Laughs] The title has been chosen very specifically. It?s quite important to the film.

Horowitz: I take it [the Joker] will be less Cesar Romero and Jack Nicholson than the Joker we saw portrayed in a comic like "The Killing Joke"?
Nolan: Yes. I would certainly point to "The Killing Joke" but I also would point very much to the first two appearances of the Joker in the comic. If you look at where the Joker comes from there?s a very clear direction that fits what we?re doing very well."

You can click here for a little more info, but the bulk of the interview is being saved for an issue Mean Magazine, which hits newsstands on October 23rd.

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