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Saturday, February 01, 2003

A NEW DIRECTOR FOR BATMAN
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In a big to revive the Batman movie franchise from the putrid wreckage of the Joel Schumacher era, AOL Time Warner is bringing on board a new guy with an avant-garde mentality. He's Christopher Nolan, who did a bang-up job with Memento.

Like it's a big mystery as to why the series has foundered. After doing the right thing by letting Tim Burton take the character back to his roots (in an oddball way), they let that hack Schumacher do completely unimaginative by-the-numbers sequels. Not to mention the celebrity circle-jerks those last two films became...

In the meantime, I'm sorta looking forward to the Darren Aronofsky-helmed Batman: Year One project.