Nicholson On Third Chinatown

Jack Nicholson has revealed to MTV News that an outline for a second sequel to “Chinatown” is sitting at writer Robert Towne’s place and if Paramount wanted to actually make the film, Nicholson would attach himself to the project.

Nicholson says “I can tell you it was meant to be set in 1968 when no-fault divorce went into effect in California. The title was to be “Gittes vs. Gittes.” It was to be about Gittes’ divorce. The secrecy of Meg Tilly’s character was somehow to involve the most private person in California, Howard Hughes. That is where the air element would have come into the picture.”

Would he do it? “I certainly would consider it. I would imagine Bob would as well… I don’t know how Paramount would be. The timing is about right.”

Meanwhile Nicholson isn’t happy that someone else is taking over the role of The Joker in “The Dark Knight”, saying that “I’m furious… They never asked me about a sequel with the Joker. I know how to do that! Nobody ever asked me.”