Todd Phillips’ forthcoming Joker is a film I’m very intrigued to watch when it arrives in cinemas, and the director has now confirmed that he’s making his final touches to this very dark portrayal of Gotham City’s greatest ever villain.
Phillips took to Instagram to update fans on the progress of the film and offered up a cryptic message in regards to the film’s current status, writing “Finishing touches.”
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In the photo Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck is seen painting his face with white clown make-up, and looking particularly psychotic.
Since we got our first look at Joker back in April with it’s first teaser trailer, it’s been clear that Phillip’s film with be an intensely dark psychological thriller of an ordinary man’s fall into madness and violence. It’s a real change of pace for Phillips’ and the director is taking his tonal inspiration from classic Scorsese film’s such as Taxi Driver and Mean Streets, and the resulting imagery definitely gets under your skin.
Alongside this new image is confirmation that the film will indeed be R-rated and I can only imagine what this will entail on-screen.
In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) disregarded by the society turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City.
Get ready to catch the train to madness when Joker arrives in cinemas on October 3.