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Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Reportedly Inspired by ‘The Game’
Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Script Was Reportedly Inspired By David Fincher’s ‘The Game’ by Britt Hayes September 13, 2017 12:02 PM | ScreenCrush Warner Bros.
That headline is probably the most unlikely (and totally bonkers) series of words you’ll read this week. (Hopefully. It’s only Wednesday.) Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of The Game; to celebrate, we ran a great feature on what is perhaps David Fincher’s most underrated film. As it turns out, that film reportedly inspired Ben Affleck’s screenplay for The Batman, which Matt Reeves tossed out when he replaced Affleck as director of the Dark Knight’s upcoming solo adventure. The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez retweeted our feature on The Game with this intriguing comment: …THE GAME also was the inspiration for the previous THE BATMAN script before Matt Reeves started over. https://t.co/nKYvQ3fMkL — Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) September 12, 2017 Can you even imagine a Batman movie inspired by The Game?!
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