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With Martin Scorsese tackling the famed billionaire recluse in "The Aviator," and Warren Beatty forever developing his own feature film about the man, perhaps it's no surprise that a filmmaker as distinctive as Christopher Nolan has shelved his plans to make a movie about Howard Hughes. In the works for years, and at one point mooted as a project he would do after "The Dark Knight Rises," it seems he's poured some of the characteristics of Hughes into Bruce Wayne. Flickering Myth recently chatted with editor Lee Smith who has worked with Nolan since "The Prestige," and shared that indeed there is some DNA between 'Rises' and Nolan's abandoned project. “There are a lot of similarities in that," he said. "He did work on a script at the same time the one with Leonardo [DiCaprio] came out back in the day.” And the lines between the two are pretty easy to draw. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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