He’s one of Hollywood’s most in-demand talents thanks to his work on IT and The Flash, and now Argentinian filmmaker Andy Muschietti has been tapped by James Gunn to helm a new re-interpretation of Batman for Gunn’s new look DC Cinematic Universe with the hotly anticipated The Brave and the Bold.
Muschietti’s participation in the upcoming superhero epic was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, with an announcement that a deal had been reached this week between Muschietti and Warner Brothers.
According to the publication Muschietti’s The Brave and the Bold, a feature project will introduce a new big-screen version of Batman that will fit into the expansive universe developed by DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran.
In a dual statement, Gunn and Safran expressed their excitement for Muschietti’s in the new project stating, “We saw The Flash even before taking the reins at DC Studios and knew we were in the hands of not only a visionary director but a massive DC fan. It’s a magnificent film – funny, emotional, thrilling – and Andy’s affinity and passion for these characters and this world just resonates through every frame. So, when it came time to find a director for The Brave and the Bold, there was really only one choice. Luckily, Andy said yes. Barbara signed on to produce with us and we were on our way. They’re an extraordinary team, and we couldn’t have better or more inspiring partners as we embark on this thrilling new adventure in the DCU.”
Noted producer Barbara Muschietti will again join her brother in bringing a new iteration of Batman to the big screen in The Brave and the Bold.
Touted by James Gunn as a brand new take on the Dark Knight, The Brave and the Bold will also introduce audiences to Damian Wayne, a murderous tween raised by assassins who also happens to be the son Batman never knew he had. Drawing inspiration from Grant Morrison’s acclaimed run on Batman, The Brave and the Bold is being described by Gunn as ‘a very strange father-and-son story’, and with the contrast between Bruce Wayne and his son Damien, they’ll be plenty of interest for audiences.
Muschietti already has considerable experience with the Batman character, having directed both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck in The Flash, and we’re excited about where he’ll take the character next in this new film.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Image: Warner Brothers Pictures