Some very exciting news coming in today about Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Firstly let’s tell you about the IMAX news we read today.
It was initially thought that The Dark Knight Rises would contain 40 minutes of IMAX footage, the style of filmmaking which Nolan has embraced and wants to use more and more. However, after Warner Brothers announcement some time ago that the film would contain 40 minutes, producer Emma Thomas came out and said the film would actually contain 50 minutes of IMAX footage. Today is appears that figure has jumped again to an hour, which means if you are lucky enough to live near one of the new IMAX cinemas here in the UK, you will be in for a real treat when The Dark Knight Rises arrives on 20th July.
“There was a huge irony that we were told it would be too difficult to shoot a Hollywood movie on IMAX,” says Nolan, “when we had this gigantic camera department, grips, electric… hundreds of people working for us.”
“These were cameras that had been to the top of Mount Everest,” he continues, “to the bottom of the ocean and into outer space, but people thought we couldn’t make a feature film. It was absurd.”
In other The Dark Knight Rises news, it has been confirmed that when Marvel’s Avengers Assemble opens in the US, the film will contain the third and final The Dark Knight Rises trailer at the beginning, with Warners quite rightly choosing a superhero film to advertise their latest superhero film. As for here in the UK, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble opens this Thursday, and while there has not been any confirmation yet, I have a feeling that the final The Dark Knight Rises trailer will also feature at the beginning of the Avengers Assemble’s second day of release on Friday. We should have confirmation by tomorrow, and as always, as soon as the trailer becomes available, we will share it with you!
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
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Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent’s crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city.
By Matt Wavish