Heath Ledger won me, and million of others, over through his role in Brokeback Mountain. Also, I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Begins and a recovering comic book geek. With Nolan back at the helm and Ledger playing the Joker, the sequel to Batman Begins looks more than promising. Twitch has some news on the film and the first image of Ledger in the film. It looks like they are borrowing from Takashi Miike‘s Ichi the Killer, but Heath looks pretty menacing nonetheless.
Roman Polanski still seems to be able to create controversy. Read indieWire’s account of a heated press conference in which some of the world’s foremost filmmakers gathered to discuss the state of cinema and mark the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.