Hey Warner Bros., want to take Nolan’s dark and gritty outlook on Batman and make it even darker and grittier? Then call up Mr. Darren Aronofsky. After he’s done with his biblical epic Noah, that is.
If there’s one man who can surely have a deft handle on the tale of Batman, it’s Darren Aronofsky. Time and time again the director has dazzled audiences with his unique eye and his dark and disturbing films.
Ever since his debut film Pi, Aronofsky has been one of Hollywood’s most interesting and ambitious directors. He continues to make unique and bold films that are really like nothing else out there.
Aside from all that though, there’s another reason Darren is on this list, and that’s because of his history. For those who don’t know, after Joel Schumacher destroyed what was left of an already tarnished reputation for the Bat with his horrid 1997 film Batman and Robin, Aronofsky was asked to reboot the franchise. Warner Bros. hired him to write a script based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Batman: Year One.
The script went onto become what is now known as Batman Begins. Furthermore, Aronofsky was also the man who brought Christian Bale into the picture. Though he was offered to direct, he chose to do The Fountain instead. His script was then re-shaped (it was a bit too violent) and was turned into the screenplay for Batman Begins.
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