Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Origin Film Shooting Location and Start Date Revealed
DC Entertainment is apparently getting really close to starting production on director Todd Phillips' Joker origin movie. Martin Scorsese is producing the film and Joaquin Phoenix is set to take on the role of the Crown Prince of Crime.
According to Omega Underground the film, which is said to be set in the 80s, might start filming as soon as September, and the say that the film will be shooting in New York City. If this is true, I imagine there will be some big announcement at Comic-Con next month.
The story is said to "delve into what it took for the Joker to become a mastermind criminal" and that it will have more of "a gritty crime drama than comic book movie." Rumor has it that the film story was inspired by The Killing Joke and that it revolve around a failed comedian who ends up becoming a criminal.
The movie is said to only have a $55 million dollar budget, which is considered a low budget for such a high profile film, but if Deadpool can pull off such a badass movie on such a small budget that this one should be able to pull it off as well. As long as the film has a strong story and script, it should be fine.
This is one of two Joker projects in the works at DC Entertainment. The other project will be part of the DCEU and focus on Jared Leto's version of the character.