“Joker” Director Says Film Isn’t What You Think

Joker Director Says Film Isnt What You Think

Ahead of the trailer launch online in a bit over twelve hours, Warner Bros. Pictures used its CinemaCon presentation to show off the first footage from director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” movie which screened to a very good response.

Phillips was also on hand to say that while there has been a lot of talk about what the film is, most of it hasn’t been very accurate and that’s expected: “when you set out to make an origin story about a beloved character that basically has no definitive origin.”

Phillips says the film is still taking shape and so when the marketing department at Warners asked him to describe the movie the other day he said: “I can’t”. Asked for a genre, he dubbed it a “tragedy”.

From those who’ve seen the footage, comparisons have been made to Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” Lynne Ramsey’s “You Were Never Really Here” and Nicole Kassell’s “The Woodsman” with a small scale, strong cinematography from Laurence Sher, and another potential excellent performance by Joaquin Phoenix.

“Joker” opens nationwide on October 4th. The trailer will reportedly go online between 12pm-1pm US-EST tomorrow (Wednesday, April 3rd).

Source: The Playlist