Christian Bale’s Fancy Art Movie Is Better With Batman In These Mashups

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12.19.14

Christian Bale has an art movie on the way, directed by Terrence Malick, a director who pretty much only makes movies for nerdy film nerds. It’s called Knight of Cups, and you get one guess what the Internet did with the trailer the moment they saw that title.

It helps that the trailer’s dialogue lines up shockingly well with various images from the Dark Knight trilogy. Here’s the actual trailer, for reference, which apparently was shot almost entirely on a GoPro. It’s hard not to view it as a Bruce Wayne biopic, not least because Malick and Nolan seem to have the same bland idea of unhinged hedonism.

IndieWire has been collecting the parodies, and they’re pretty good. But expect this to become something of a fad since basically every film student owns powerful editing software now, and they’re also all obsessed with Malick and Batman. But hey, we’ll take this over whatever pretentious student film they inflict on YouTube:

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