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Matt Reeves Says ‘The Batman’ Is ‘Almost a Horror Movie’

From the director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), The Batman will be released in theaters on March 4, but how dark and full of horror should we expect this new version of the Dark Knight to be?

Talk with Filmmaker’s Magazine (Going through The envelope), Reeves calls The Batman “almost a horror movie” teasing the vibe of its take on “the world’s greatest detective”.

“This idea of ​​a corrupt place, and you’re trying to swim against it to fight it and make a difference, is quintessential Batman,” Reeves says. “And at the center of these dark stories is almost always the detective, isn’t it? And that’s why he’s the greatest detective in the world. And so this story is, in addition to being almost a horror movie, and a thriller, and an action movie, at its core, it’s also a detective story.”

leading man Robert Pattinson tells the same outlet, “At the first meeting, he would say, we want to lean into ‘the greatest detective aspect of the world’ and be a noir detective movie. And, you know, normally when the directors say that, they just do like a mood board, and it’s just about imagery. But I read the script, and it is! It’s a crime movie. It happens all the time in graphic novels, but it’s always kind of on the back burner in the movies..”

Reeves also explains to Moviemaker Magazine, “The premise of the movie is that the Riddler is kind of cast in a sort of almost Zodiac Killer fashion, and kills some very important people in Gotham, and they’re the pillars of society.. These are supposedly legit numbers. It starts with the mayor and then it escalates from there. And in the aftermath of the murders, he reveals how these people weren’t all they claimed to be, and you start to realize there’s some sort of association.

Reeves previously quoted Stephen King Christina as a source of inspiration The Batman, especially the approach to bringing its new version of the Batmobile to the big screen.

Here is the full official plot synopsis for The Batman

“Two years stalking the streets as Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, led Bruce Wayne into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) – among the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of revenge among his fellow citizens.

“When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic schemes, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters characters such as Selina Kyle/alias Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrel), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to creep closer to home and the scale of the abuser’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that is rampant. long time in Gotham City.