Jonathan Nolan is giving his new TV show Person of Interest a Batman comparison. According to IGN:
Person is about a duo of avengers who utilize a machine commission by the government that can, based on 24/7 omnipresent surveillance, generate a list of people who are about to be in very bad, violent situations. They could be the victim or they could be the perpetrator and it’s up to Emerson’s Finch and Caviezel’s Reese to figure out how they can best dish out justice and prevent the crime before it happens.
This tech, which Nolan insist already practically exist, easily reminds one of sonar system that Batman uses at the end of The Dark Knight. “The Batman analogy isn’t that far off,” Nolan said. “I’ve always liked characters who kind of operate on the edge of the law. That to me suggests a natural drama to it.”
Nolan continued “It was a small feature of The Dark Knight and it came from a portion of the comic book that examined Batman and the lengths he would go to. Because I was a kid in England in the 1970s and cameras started going up everywhere. I later moved to America and there were no cameras. And then they slowly started popping up and after 9/11 they were everywhere.” Nolan went on to say that the government, at one point, tried to assess the number of cameras and the official tally was “uncountable.”
On another note, Supernatural will be getting an extra episode this season. It is going from 22 to 23.