Friday, March 6, 2009

News & Notes

Another fine poster from Fan Art Exhibit.

  • A little while back, I linked to a story that, should Christopher Nolan decide not to direct Batman 3, that the studio had settled on Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) as a backup choice. IGN asked Snyder about it:

  • Alan Moore is doing press, mostly to trash the Watchmen movie and Hollywood in general, and in this Salon interview he had some things to say about his classic Batman story, The Killing Joke, which he's never seemed very proud of:
    I've got no problem with nasty scenes as long as they are for a purpose. There are some nasty scenes in "Watchmen," but "Watchmen" is an intelligent meditation on the nature of power so it is actually talking about something which is relevant to the world in which we all live. Whereas in "The Killing Joke," what you've got is a story about Batman and the Joker, and while it did draw interesting parallels between these two fictional characters, at the end of the day that's all they are, fictional characters. They're not even fictional characters that have any bearing on anyone you're likely to meet in reality.

    There's a little more on The Killing Joke, check out the interview for the rest.

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