While we eagerly jump at every tidbit of information that pops up about Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, one fan has taken it upon himself to shine Batman in an entirely new light in this homemade trailer.
Using clips from Nolan’s Batman films, Inception, The Prestige, Equilibrium, Shutter Island, The Machinist and Reign of Fire, YouTube user themanbatman has created a story that I think Nolan himself would be interested in developing.
The basis is that “Batman” is actually a very sick man suffering from schizophrenia who was using the idea of being a superhero to cope with his disease. As a treament, his doctor sends men into his sub-conscience to battle his inner demons. “I tried to craft a story where we see what happens when someone takes their dream of being Batman a little bit too far,” wrote themanbatman.
The same user also created a teaser trailer which is almost as long and explains the story even further. What do you think? I thought it was an interesting angle to the usual Batman stories. I also appreciated the nod to Michael Keaton’s era.