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Attention, The Killing Joke fans! A new report has surfaced suggesting Warner Bros.’ Joker origin movie might be taking some cues from Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s celebrated/controversial 1988 graphic novel series, which is considered by many the definitive Joker tale. Per The Wrap, the origin movie will portray the Clown Prince of Crime as a failed comedian in the 1980s who goes on to become a Gotham crime boss “after bombing with audiences”.
As previously reported, The Hangover and War Dogs filmmaker Todd Phillips is set to co-write and direct the film, which is intended to bring a gritty, grounded spin to the Joker mythos set in a Scorsese-esque Gotham underworld. Indeed, Martin Scorsese is said to be a producer on the project, and the Joker film reportedly will include some nods to Scorsese’s The King of Comedy. The classic film...
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