Not sure if you really can stand it, but one of the 20 questions posed to The Fountain director Darren Aronofsky by Moviehole.net readers dealt with his lone-dead Batman: Year One movie treatment with Frank Miller.
Yes. it would’ve been a very interesting and welcome 180-degree take on the Dark Knight’s adventures, certainly versus those lensed by Joel Schumacher. As far as Aronofsky’s concerned, however, he’s really glad his version of the Dark Knight never got made.
“My pitch was always very realistic. I wasn’t interested in fantasy, I was interested in the psychology of a real man dressing in a disguise to pay out real vengeance. The batmobile was a souped up lincoln continental with a bus engine. It was technical and rusty and extremely violent. They would have never let us have violence.”
Speaking of graphic novels turning into movies, Aronofsky confirmed he’s writing one for Lone Wolf and Cub.