Pittsburgh is getting notice for something other than the Steelers football team now that Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has begun filming there. "Steel City" is the new stand-in for Batman's (Christian Bale) fictional home of Gotham City — replacing Chicago, where Nolan filmed the majority of the Gotham scenes in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight— and some spectacular "spy" pics and video have been coming from the plethora of amateur photographers and paparazzi swarming the sets.
Recently, laser beams have been spotted shooting through the air over downtown Pittsburgh, illuminating a large Bat logo on the 31-story Highmark Building. Many early commenters on the symbol speculated that it was the part of the shoot, perhaps the new Bat-signal — Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) destroyed the old-fashioned spotlight Bat-signal in the last movie — but it's more likely than not simply Pittsburgh's way of welcoming the production to the city. see Blackgate Prison explode in video from the set >> Posted 08.03.11 by BrentJS