August 22, 2017

Joker Movie in the Pipeline

Well, this news kinda came out of nowhere but according to THR “Warner Bros. has tapped The Hangover filmmaker Todd Phillips to co-write and possibly direct an origin movie of classic Batman villain The Joker.

Phillips will co-write the script with Scott Silver, writer of the 2002 Eminem movie 8 Mile as well as The Fighter, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The project is intended to be part of a still-developing label for Warners’ DC Entertainment properties that will include projects that could stand apart from the big massive tentpoles that are tied to each other in a shared universe way.

For example, the Joker is already part of the Suicide Squad movie franchise and is played by Jared Leto. The Joker movie in development, under the plan, would feature another actor and be made under another budget category. At this stage, the story is set in Gotham City in the early 1980s.

The new label would give Warners leeway to make more DC-oriented projects, unconstrained by continuity.

One report stated that filmmaker Martin Scorsese was producing the project, but sources tell THR that his involvement is far from assured.”

Martin Scorsese? Sold! Looks like Jared Leto may be done… guess we’ll see.

Source: THR

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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