I read in more than one article that they did not option the rights to Year One
and that this movie is explicitly NOT based on it. Â Which is the main reason why I have not seen it. Why, oh, why would they not use that perfectly paced and brilliant story? Â The fools. Â Bureaucratic fools. Â They don't know what they've got there.
You probably still want Dirk Richter to play him, too. I keep telling you, he's 73 years old and he's DEAD. Saw it tonight, really liked it although it definitely showed a side of the Batman mythos I had no acquaintance with. Not too keen on the Batmobile but it seemed to work with the rest of the film. I thought Bale was well cast, and the absence of Vincent Price as Egghead or Art Carney as the Archer (or Tallulah Bankhead.....) was surmountable. Kept an eye on the suits after Carl's comment. They _do_ have the Andersons shoulder... Seemed OK to me although shoulder line wasn't too clean on a few of them. I take it we mean the suits worn by Ducard (Neeson) and Wayne? I liked the way the hacking button flap was cut on the coat Ducard wears when Wayne makes it up to the League of Shadows HQ.