With San Diego Comic Con kicking off, new news from @hollywoodreporter
: the Todd Phillips directed, @martinscorsese_
produced, Joaquin Phoenix starring Joker origin film now has a title and a release date. The movie will be called 'Joker', and is set to drop October 4, 2019.
The screenplay, which was co-written by Phillips and Scott Silver ('The Finest Hours', 'The Fighter') is said to be, as per @wbpictures
, an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale." I'm still mixed on the Phoenix casting (I don't love the guy, but will admit that he's a talented actor), but the fact that @martinscorsese_
is involved, and the fact that the film is purported to have a paltry $55 million budget, I have to say that I'm curious. A gritty, standalone Joker story set in the 80s, without having to behoove to the DCEU, yeah, I'm into that.
I'm curious about the title: 'Joker'. I wonder if this film will take influence from 'Joker', a comic from writer @brianazzarello
, and artist @leebermejoart.
An excellent read, that story focused on the Joker after he is released from Arkham, but was told from the perspective of one of his henchmen. It borrowed the cut-smile of Ledger's Joker, and is a damn good read if you're into it.
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