Friday, October 28, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises: Production Update From New York

The continuing production of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises began its first day in New York City today. The production started back in May in India and has since then been in London, Pittsburgh, L.A and now finally New York. So far we have been pretty lucky with the footage and photo's fans have been capturing, and mostly they have all been pretty spoiler free.

The photos from today are no different. From its first day in New York we got some photos of Bruce Wayne's Lamborghini as well as photos of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne (for the most part we have just gotten photos of him being Batman) as well as Joseph Gordon Levitt as the cop John Blake.

Along with that, the other day a man who is playing an extra as a Gotham City Police Man tweeted that they are getting ready to film "the biggest action sequence that has ever been filmed in New York". That is beyond exciting and I don't think I can wait till July. Luckily we have to only wait till December for the full length trailer.

I'm still depressed that no theaters here in Utah will be showing the prologue because they are all digital projection theaters. But I will just have to make do with the regular theatrical trailer and more set photos to help be get through till July.

Check out the pictures of the production below. Its good to see Bale as Bruce Wayne, there wasn't enough of Bruce in The Dark Knight in my opinion.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Prologue: Only on Real 70mm IMAX theaters.

A week or two ago I posted about the prologue scene of The Dark Knight Rises playing before Misson Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Turns out only a select few IMAX theaters will be getting it, only the legit 70mm IMAX screens. I like many fans am not very happy to hear this because there isn't a single 70MM screen within any sort of reasonable distance from where I live. Every single IMAX screen in Utah is digital, and so far its looking like we won't be getting it, hopefully this will change as December gets closer.

While I am mad about it, I understand it. 70mm IMAX screens will be presenting it in picture perfection, after all most the film is filmed in 70mm. I can only imagine how much better it will look on those screens than it would on our digital IMAX projections. still its a pretty low blow to the thousands of fans who don't get to see it.... my fingers are now crossed that they will change this, or at least that it will be released online as well.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Prologue

In December 2007 at the IMAX showings of the film "I Am Legend" a six minute prologue scene to The Dark Knight was shown, this of course was the epic bank robbery scene that opens the film. For the past few month myself and other pathetic Christopher Nolan worshipers and Batman geeks have been wondering if something similar would happen this year for The Dark Knight Rises.

It was safe to assume that at least the first full length trailer would come out in December. (The first teaser for TDK came out in July, a year prior to its release, same as The Dark Knight Rises) So far they seem to be following the same timeline with this final installment to The Dark Knight trilogy.

We started speculating that if they were to do a special IMAX trailer like the prologue to TDK it would have to come out with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the only big IMAX movie being released in December. Along with that we believe that the regular trailer will be released with The Dark Knight Rises fellow studio film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

A few days ago on the nolanfans forums, a new guy stated that he "heard from a source" that there is in fact an 8 minute prologue that will be playing on IMAX screens in front of Mission Impossible. He stated that he wasn't sure if he would get in trouble posting it, but he did anyways.

Over at nolanfans we are used to people posting made up junk just to start rumors and annoy us fans, it happens alot, especially from new posters. So we all dismissed his claims.

But today /Films (a very reliable film news website) started reporting the same thing, claiming sources told them that an 8 minute prologue would be playing. They have since received more information confirming that its actually a 6 minute prologue. Either way its good news.

I haven't been terribly excited for Mission Impossible, but it looked fun enough but now this has guaranteed my spot in a seat at the IMAX midnight showing for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The Dark Knight Rises is gearing up to be the biggest film of 2012 (probably only second to The Hobbit) and what better way to get fans even more stoked for the epic conclusion than showing a 6 minute scene as well as releasing the full length trailer the same month? Be excited, be very very excited.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises: Production update from Los Angeles

For the past few months there has been a real lack of released information on The Dark Knight Rises, even most of the leaked photos have been pretty standard. Luckily there has been a tiny bit of actual good information to leak through. Filming is almost done in Los Angeles than they head off to New York for a shot shoot there before Production finally wraps up and goes into post-production. So if all goes well and follows the same pattern The Dark Knight did...we should be getting a full length trailer sometime in December (probably attached to the new Sherlock Holmes movie).

So far we still don't have any clue really as to what the story is really about. I have gotten some solid rumors from some pretty reliable sources on (this is still speculation though) that at some point Gotham is under complete lockdown due to Bane taking over the city, causing the streets of Gotham to be empty and desolate. Some of the pictures we have gotten before, mainly the ones of Joseph Gordon Levitt, support this idea.

We also have gotten photos leaked showing more of the Catwoman suit and anne hathaway. Plenty of people were complaining when he official photo was released that there were no cat ears. Those people can stop worrying because Catwoman does infact have cat Anne Hathaway a look that seems totally influenced by the classic Julie Newmar version.

Also rumored to have been seen on set for his third time around is Nolan regular, Cillian Murphy (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Inception) as Dr. Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow. He was one of the main villains in Batman Begins, but only had a small cameo in The Dark Knight. It is unclear how big or small his role in this film is going to be, but the rumor is that his scene involves some sort of trial.

We have also received some good footage of action scenes being filmed, i'm only gonna post a couple so I don't spoil all the action scenes for not only myself but you as well. So below are some videos from the set as well as a couple of pictures. Hopefully we will have more information about the actual storyline soon.

and here is one of what appears to be a scene between Gordon (Gary Oldman) and Batman (Christian Bale)