Volume 13 Friday, April 23, 2004 Page 1 of 1


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Film Rotation caught an interview with Christian Bale last night on British TV. He talked about Batman Begins and here's what he had to say about the tone of the film:

Bale: "We're making a film based on a much loved graphic novel. I think to use the term 'comic book' really under values the source material!

And at the interview's end, Bale said that he cannot say much at all about the project but that if he had to describe it, he would say...

Bale: "It is a cross between Serpico and The French Connection mixed with a really cool samurai, kung fu movie, and there's like some really strong 70's
conspiracy movie vibes in their too! It is definitely not a Batman that you've seen on screen before."

Casting Update - Batman Begins

Christian Bale - Batman
Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth
Katie Holmes - Rachel Dawes
Cillian Murphy - The Scarecrow
Liam Neeson - Henri Ducard
Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox
Ken Watanabe - Ra's Al Ghul
Gary Oldman - James Gordon
Tom Wilkinson - Carmine Falcone
Rutger Hauer - Richard Earle
Linus Roache - Thomas Wayne
Sara Stewart - Martha Wayne