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Old September 8th, 2006   Director of Everything is offline   #1
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Allright, how about "The Dark Knight?" Chris Nolan's finished with "The Prestige" and Heath Ledger has been cast as the Joker. I'm guessing the two of you and screenwriter Jonathan Nolan will be getting together pretty soon.

That's already been done.

Has the story already been completely worked out?

It's gone into Jonathan's hands and it's now out of Jonathan's hands and now in Chris' hands.

Have you had a chance to look over the final product and make some additional suggestions?

Yup. It's really further along than people may think.
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Good to hear. i'm anxious to see the first leaked photo or piece of on set news for this flick.

2008 is a very long ways off.

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I'm looking forward to any confirmation of Harvey Dent being in the flick.


And I still think Katie Holmes is offed early on by the Joker. Somethings gotta make him the "Dark" Knight in the context of the movie.
 
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I just hope they film in Chicago again. It was a blast getting little sneak peeks of things. The biggest, at the time, was when I saw the batsignal up close.
 
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Yeah, I tried SO hard to work on it when I was Chicago. Didn't work out but man, that would've been cool, just to say I was there.
 
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I just hope they film in Chicago again. It was a blast getting little sneak peeks of things. The biggest, at the time, was when I saw the batsignal up close.
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Ledger talks Joker! From The Toronto Sun and Toronto Star

Come January, he starts playing the Joker, in Christopher Nolan's next Batman film The Dark Knight. "It's definitely going to stump people. I think it'll be more along the lines of how the Joker was meant to be in the comics, darker and more sinister."
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Q: How about playing the Joker in The Dark Knight? I have to admit, I would never have thought of you for the role.

A: I wouldn't have thought of me, either. But it's obviously not going to be what Jack Nicholson did. It's going to be more nuanced and dark and more along the lines of a Clockwork Orange kind of feel. Which is, I think, what the comic book was after: less about his laugh and more about his eyes.
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Ledger talks Joker! From The Toronto Sun and Toronto Star




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That is a big sigh of relief you hear coming from my direction. I was worried Ledger might take the Nicholson-over-the-top route...which, quite frankly, I don't think he could pull off.
But this direction suits him perfectly
 
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Clockwork Orange?

I don't think I could've described my idea of the Joker any better.
 
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Clockwork Orange?

I don't think I could've described my idea of the Joker any better.
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Agreed. Paint a clown Face on him and Alex DeLarge is the perfect Joker
 
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I loved Ledger's words, truly awesome.
 
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Clockwork Orange.... perfect.
 
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Clockwork Orange.... perfect.
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I wouldn't have thought of me, either. But it's obviously not going to be what Jack Nicholson did. It's going to be more nuanced and dark and more along the lines of a Clockwork Orange kind of feel. Which is, I think, what the comic book was after: less about his laugh and more about his eyes.
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It sounds like Heath is going Golden Age with his idea about the Joker, when he was all about greed and scaring the piss out of people with his freak show act....
 
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Can the comic's Joker do the smart thing and follow this direction?
 
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It sounds like Heath is going Golden Age with his idea about the Joker, when he was all about greed and scaring the piss out of people with his freak show act....
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Oh, totally. I agree. Joker in old days, if I'm correct, wasn't all about his jokes or laughter. He was about scaring everyone he could, whenever he got the chance.
 
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