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Matt Reeves Talks ‘Noir-Driven Detective Version’ of ‘THE BATMAN’

July 5, 2017

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Director Matt Reeves new film War for the Planet of the Apes will be released soon, but he’s gotten everybody’s attention following the announcement that he will direct THE BATMAN, starring Ben Affleck. Recently, he spoke with New Trailer Buzz and offered a brief tease on his take.

One of the reasons I was drawn to it is I had a similar fascination to Batman when I was younger that I had with the Apes series, which I was obsessed with. I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman, in that they’re both characters who are tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to find the way to do the right thing in a very imperfect and, to some degree, corrupt world. It’s really that emotionality that I’m interested in.

In all of my films, what I try to do, in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become the character, and you emphasize with that point of view. I think there’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very, very powerful way, that hopefully is going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”

It was previously teased that shooting would begin later this year, but cameras won’t begin until 2018. The movie has yet to get a green light from the studio and it is believed that Reeves is doing a massive rewrite that could alter Ben Affleck’s original vision for the story. Reeves won’t have time to meet with any of the cast until this month.

In The batman, Affleck is expected to go up against Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke. Jeremy Irons and J.K Simmons are also expected to reprise their roles as Alfred and Commissioner Gordon.

Reeves will direct from a script originally by Affleck and Geoff Johns.

Affleck can be seen next reprising his role as Batman in Justice League on November 17.

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