Matt Reeves Says Batman Is A ‘Noir-Driven Detective’

During a recent interview with New Trailer Buzz (via Coming Soon), The Batman director Matt Reeves discussed what his version of the Dark Knight will be:

He said: “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.”

The script was originally written by Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns. The film has yet to be greenlit by Warner Bros, but it’s believed that production will begin in 2018. The film will star Affleck as Batman, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Jeremy Irons as Alfred and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.