This looks quite promising. A secular Hulk film, if you will, gene-spliced with Thompson's The Killer Inside Me? This is, in some form, a bio-pic of British prisoner Charles Bronson, master of hostage-taking and riot starting and solitary fitness and cartooning and donating money to children's animal charities.

And so, following Dark Knight, we're looking to get another installment in films that refuse to assign a logic to anarchic violence, retreating neither to psychological disturbance (at least not in any immediately definable way) nor to some concrete family background trauma as the singular reason (recall the Joker's ever-shifting backstory as to how he "got these scars," essentially mocking those who think they'd know how to deal with him if they knew the originary site of his disturbance).

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