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Darren Aronofsky to relaunch his Batman script as a comic book?

01.17.2011

UPDATE - Our own Dave Davis has pointed out that Aronofsky doesn't actually mention Batman in his response and he could be simply referring to doing a comic adaptation of another script he worked on in the past that didn't get made. What do you think? Is he talking Batman or do you think he's referring to something else?

Darren Aronofsky has already turned to the Marvel universe and THE WOLVERINE for his next film but it wasn't all that long ago that Aronofsky was developing a film for DC. Back in 2000, Aronofsky was hired by Warner Bros. to relaunch the BATMAN franchise. In what seemed like a smart movie at the time, he hooked up with Frank Miller for a big-screen adaptation of "Batman: Year One." Miller worked on an early draft of the script (which you can read here) that was a very loose interpretation of his own work. Batman worked in a junkyard, Alfred was a big fat, black guy and Catwoman was a dominatrix/prostitute. Warner Bros. not surprisingly squashed the idea.

But now that Aronofsky is one of the hottest directors in tow, could BATMAN: YEAR ONE see the light of day again? Warner Bros. seems very happy with their Christopher Nolan-led Bat-verse but DC Comics appears interested in relaunching Aronofsky and Miller's vision for a new comic book.

Aronofsky spoke while promoting BLACK SWAN's release in London just prior to the Golden Globes and said, "We’re doing a comic book of a script that’s really hard to make and we’re going to do a comic version first and see what happens…"

Aronofsky said the news "hasn't really been announced" so it could still be very early in the planning stages and, like the film, may never happen. And while I was never a fan of Miller's script as a movie, it could make for an interesting comic miniseries. Maybe even something adapted into a one-shot animated movie?...

Extra Tidbit: Would you rather have Darren Aronofsky direct a Wolverine movie or a Batman movie?
Source: Clothes on Film

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