In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter Frank Miller talked about his experiences in Hollywood and his unmade Batman movie project with Darren Aronofsky that took the caped crusader to a darker place than he’d ever been on screen or in the comics. The two creators even clashed about the direction the movie should take.
When asked what he had learned from his experiences in Hollywood Miller had this to say:
“You have to be amazingly tough and tenacious. You have to know what you’re doing. You’ve got to not let anything stand in your way. But at the same time, you have to be as persuasive as can be. You’re dealing with other people’s money, and movies cost so much to make. Money is the most dominant factor, which is both good and bad. When something costs that much to make, everybody is scared. And people are being cautious just when they need to be bold.”
Miller then dished on his Batman movie project with Darren Aronofsky and why it never came to be:
“It was the first time I worked on a Batman project with somebody whose vision of Batman was darker than mine. My Batman was too nice for him. We would argue about it, and I’d say, “Batman wouldn’t do that, he wouldn’t torture anybody,” and so on. We hashed out a screenplay, and we were wonderfully compensated, but then Warner Bros. read it and said, “We don’t want to make this movie.” The executive wanted to do a Batman he could take his kids to. And this wasn’t that. It didn’t have the toys in it. The Batmobile was just a tricked-out car. And Batman turned his back on his fortune to live a street life so he could know what people were going through. He built his own Batcave in an abandoned part of the subway. And he created Batman out of whole cloth to fight crime and a corrupt police force.”
When prompted about turning part of the movie project into a graphic novel Miller responded:
“Maybe I will.”
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Soure: The Hollywood Reporter