Production Update #3: Somebody Likes The UK

The Dark Knight Rises Production Update 3

And that somebody is Christopher Nolan. For the past several weeks The Dark Knight Rises has been filming in various parts of London and its outlining areas. The production moved there after starting off in India early last month. Filming began in the capital city at the Farmiloe Building in Farringdon. We posted a handful of pictures from that location in our previous Production Update. Production has since moved a bit south of Central London to Croydon, where filming is taking place at the Delta Point offices. Pictures from recent filming have been popping up all over the place — some of which could be quite spoiler-y, so beware. Much of the cast seems to be on location for a lot of the recent filming, although production members are going to great lengths to keep things like that as secret as possible.

We mentioned in our last article that the production is said to be visiting Glasgow sometime this month, but we’ve also recently learned of a couple locations that will be used for the new Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises. The official Nottingham website is noting that Wollaton Hall — a 16th-century mansion — will be closed from June 25th to July 2nd in order to “enable a film to have exclusive access” to the mansion. You may notice from the picture I used in the article banner above that Wollaton Hall looks very similar to Mentmore Towers — the location used for the original Wayne Manor used in Batman Begins. Given the events that transpire in that film, it’s only logical that the exact same location wouldn’t be used again. However, it should look quite similar — and it does. We’ve also learned via another official website that another mansion in the UK will temporarily closing — this time Osterley Park in West London. The mansion will be closed on various dates from June 15th to June 22nd. It is believed that this location will be used for Wayne Manor interiors.

In other news, Highland News is reporting that filming will take place at the Inverness Airport in Scotland later this month. No word on whether in actors will be on location for the shoot. Reports are that the Airport might only be used for various aerial shots. Filming will likely continue in the UK throughout June and early July. Production will then make its way to the United States in late July when filming begins in Pittsburgh. Filming will take place in The Steel City for 4 to 6 weeks, and if you’re of age and live in the area, you can be in it! The Smith & Webster-Davis Casting website posted an Open Call for extras needed to “play victims and perpetrators within a city besieged by crime and corruption” for a film called Magnus Rex — which we know is codename for The Dark Knight Rises. Head over to their website to learn more about how to be cast as in extra in the film! Until then we recommend hanging out in our forums, where all of the latest news and updates are being discussed constantly.

by Teddy Blass
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