The idea of penning a novel came to Michael Caine after he had a talk with Kirk Douglas.
Michael Caine is set to turn novelist when he completes the next "Batman" film - because he's sick of lawyers telling him what he can and can't write about in his memoirs. The movie star has just released his second autobiography, The Elephant to Hollywood, and he's telling fans his next book will be a work of fiction.
He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I love writing so much that once I'm finished with Batman, I'm going to write fiction. When I was writing my first book, I talked with Kirk Douglas, who had written one of his own. I told him that the lawyers were always saying, 'You can't say that or you'll get sued'. He said to me, 'Write fiction, Michael. You can tell the truth.' Isn't that a great line?"
Christopher Nolan will return to the helming position for the Untitled Batman 3 Project, with a script provided by his brother Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer. Christian Bale is expected to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne aka Batman when the movie starts shooting reportedly in April 2011 for a targeted July 20, 2012 U.S. release.