Goyer Talks Batman Begins Conflict

Batman Begins' scripter talks about what motivates the Dark Knight Detective in the upcoming film.
Batman Begins co-screenwriter David Goyer told Scr(i)pt magazine what motivates Bruce Wayne in the upcoming film (as if we didn't know):

"Bruce's main conflict in the film is his struggle with his desire for revenge. He is torn between justice and revenge. This is a theme that is repeated throughout the movie – in scenes with Rachel (his childhood sweetheart), in scenes with Ducard (his mentor), and even in a scene with Falcone (mob boss of Gotham).

"Batman Begins is definitely the darkest depiction of Bruce Wayne yet seen on film. It is also the most realistic depiction of Bruce. He contemplates first-degree murder. We felt we needed to go there in order to justify Bruce's donning the Batman costume. Fortunately, Warner Bros. was very supportive of this approach," Goyer said.

"In terms of craft, I used a slightly different voice for this screenplay. Because I wanted this version of Batman to be epic, but also grounded, I tried to stay away from any flowery prose. The script was very minimalist, very sober. Very real. I didn't write it like a superhero film. My point of reference were classic adventure films like The Man Who Would Be King and Lawrence of Arabia."
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4/28/2005
Scr(i)pt Magazine

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