Frank Miller Slams Christopher Nolan Batman Movies, Superman, Robocop & Hollywood
The latest issue of Playboy has hit the stands which includes an interview with Frank Miller about his latest movie Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
The interview contains some interesting nuggets including Miller mentioning that Sin City almost never came to be as following Robocop 2, he was done with Hollywood.
I came back from RoboCop 2 convinced that writing a screenplay was the equivalent of building a fire hydrant and then having dogs run around and piss on it. I swore I’d never touch movies again. I don’t see how I could function in film if I didn’t have my comics. If I were one of those hungry screenwriters everybody sees in Hollywood, starving, begging and compromising for work, I’d end up at Musso & Frank’s bar with a martini, talking about the story I should be doing. I think screenplays are essentially stupid. I certainly do not regard working in Hollywood as a step up from comics, by any means.
Miller also goes on to state that he hates movies with comic characters that he has written and also takes a jab at Christopher Nolan and his Dark Knight Trilogy.
When people come out with movies about characters I’ve worked on, I always hate them. I have my own ideas about what the characters are like. I mean, I can’t watch a Batman movie. I’ve seen pieces of them, but I generally think, No, that’s not him. And I walk out of the theater before it’s over.
It includes all of them. I’m not condemning what he does. I don’t even understand it, except that he seems to think he owns the title Dark Knight. [laughs] He’s about 20 years too late for that. It’s been used.
Miller says he liked the Marvel movies as they are similar to comic book readers featuring "a bunch of mixed-up crazy kids," and if you have been wondering if Miller prefers Batman over Superman:
I love Superman. Do I love Batman more? They’re not people. They’re only lines on paper.
Miller wrote The Dark Knight Returns comic book story, which Batman Vs. Superman is in part based on, 300, is known for Daredevil and lots more.