The Dark Knight Rises is just a few weeks away from release, and personally I cannot wait. It is also worth nothing that some cinemas are opening as early as 6am here in the UK to allow fans to see the film before they head off to work, or school or college, or if they simply want to be among the first to see it. There have also been some developments todays courtesy of a brand new synopsis (which more than likely is filled with stuff you already knew), and official BBFC rating and running time for here in the UK.
Firstly the running time: The Dark Knight Rises will clock in at a rather lengthy 164 minutes and 27 seconds, almost three hours of Batman mayhem, brilliant! Also confirmed today by the BBFC was the rating of the film, and it will be a 12A. However, the film does contain “moderate violence”. Now for the synopsis, which was revealed yesterday on the official The Dark Knight Rises website. It still champions the amazing cast and makers of the film, but the actual plot of the film has been hugely extended from the earlier, very short paragraph. You can read the official synopsis next:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmakerChristopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
“It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane”
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. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
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The Dark Knight Rises arrives in UK cinemas 20th July.
By Matt Wavish