Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Jonathan Nolan, the co-writer of The Dark Knight, is currently working on the show Person of Interest and spoke to Collider how the scene at the end of The Dark Knight with all the surveillance connects to his show:
I’ve just been fascinated by it, since I was a kid. That was a small feature of The Dark Knight. It was part of a storyline that ran in the comic books, when they examined Batman and the lengths to which he would go, and there are some connections there. I’ve always been drawn to those stories and drawn to that aspect of Batman. I was a kid in England, in the 1970’s, and cameras started going up everywhere. In fact, at that point, there were already a lot of cameras up in London. It was during the Troubles and the IRA attacks in and around the UK and Ireland, so the response was to put up cameras everywhere. And then, when I moved to the States, when I was 11 or 12 years old in Chicago, there weren’t cameras everywhere, but 20 years later, they started popping up. After 9/11, you started seeing cameras everywhere. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of a surveillance state. Who’s watching? What are they doing with that information? I felt like it was a really rich story to tap. I have a lot of questions and ideas about it, that I think will give us some really fertile ground for storytelling.
Entertainment Weekly has posted a gallery of images from 10 Color-Blind Castings for Comic Book movies including Idris Elba in Thor. Check them all out at the link.
Denis Leary spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour (via IGN) and hinted that he’d be back for Amazing Spider-Man sequels and spoke about his co-stars:
Andrew’s just a terrific actor – I really loved working with him. I think he’s great. Same thing with Emma. They’re both actually more mature than I am and that says a lot right there. They’re really incredibly talented and really professional. She’s 22 years old. I don’t want to tell you what I was doing when I was 22. I was very impressed by her.
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