Breaking News: The Dark Knight Rises Starts Production
Posted 05.19.11 by Ryan
While spy photos revealed earlier this month that director Christopher Nolan has started preliminary shooting in London, England, and Jodhpur, India, Warner Bros. has now formally announced the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated sequel, The Dark Knight Rises.
BURBANK, CA, May 19, 2011 — Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® 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® winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.
Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
Unlike other official announcements that also outline the movie's plot, Warner Bros.' is devoid of such details. Instead, it mentions that Nolan will again shoot the movie in IMAX.
In helming The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX® cameras even more extensively than he did on The Dark Knight, which had marked the first time ever that a major feature film was partially shot with IMAX® cameras. The results were so spectacular that the director wanted to expand the use of the large-format cameras for this film.
Written by Nolan and his brother, Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises will continue to shoot in Pittsburgh, New York City, Los Angeles, Scotland, India, and England. The movie co-stars Josh Pence, Nestor Carbonell, Juno Temple, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman, and Alon Aboutboul.