News has just surfaced that legendary filmmaker and luminary of the crime story, Martin Scorsese is working on an origin story for the Joker under Warner Brothers.

There is not much yet known about the film — it is yet to be titled — but we do know that it will be co-written by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and Scott Silver (8 Mile), and promises to be a complete departure from Jared Leto’s recent interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad, back to a more hard-boiled, gritty, film noir influenced take on the character, closer to Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

More to come on this as we hear about it.