Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 2:56 pm by TeddyBlass
Filming on The Dark Knight Rises will begin in Pittsburg, PA tomorrow, but before it does, Christopher Nolan and his team decided to hold a press conference thanking the city’s officials and residents for their hospitality and cooperation in advance. The film production will be in the city of Pittsburgh for approximately a month before moving on to Los Angeles. A fair number of stunts and action scenes will be filmed within in The Steel City, in addition to a large amount of fake snow that will be spread across the city’s streets. Christian Bale and many of the film’s star will be present for this portion of filming, which is trying to stay as vague and nondescript as possible. To signal that production is in town, a large laser-inscribed Bat Signal has been placed on the side of one of the city’s prominent skyscrapers. Batman-News has some more cool photos of the signal being displayed by Lightwave International, so head over there to check it out. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was able to take video from the event and post it on their website for your viewing pleasure.
To just see video of Christian Bale at the conference, click here. To see the eloquent Christopher Nolan speak, click here. The Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters next Summer on July 20, 2012.
Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 2:20 pm by TeddyBlass
Principle photography on The Dark Knight Rises officially started last week in Jodhpur, India. Filming began on Friday, May 6th at the Mehrangarh Fort with Christian Bale, and sightings of Josh Pence and others. Helicopters, IMAX cameras (which might not have worked), and green screens were in use during the shoot. Our Indian friends tell us that Christopher and his crew worked long 14 hour days in the smouldering Indian heat. A fair share of photos from the shoot have popped up online via Twitter, Facebook, and ComingSoon.net. Photos of a bearded Bale and other odd characters have brought up wild speculation about just what was being filmed there at Mehrangarh Fort. The conversation sparked hundreds of replies on our forums in just a few hours. We invite you to join us in the fun and speculation.
As of yesterday, the filming in India had wrapped, and Christopher and his cast and crew flew back to London — according to the Times of India. Filming will likely continue in the UK at the Cardington airship sheds in Bedfordshire before moving to Pittsburgh and Los Angeles later in the summer. Check out the full story below to check out the photos.
Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 2:36 pm by George
After a few days worth of varied speculation, The Times of India has confirmed that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises will begin production with a two-day shoot in India on May 6 and May 7. Nolan specifically settled on the Mehrangarh Fort after scouting for locations in both Jodhpur and Jaipur last December. It’s an imposing structure that overlooks the beautiful blue city of Jodhpur from about 400 feet, perfect for some impressive IMAX photography (or perhaps a few ornate interior shots). Although I fully expected the Indian sequence to be the “key flashback” featuring Josh Pence as a young Ra’s Al Ghul, Christian Bale will apparently be the only actor involved in the shoot – joined by a slim production crew of around fifteen. What does Nolan have in store for The Dark Knight Rises in Jodhpur without Ra’s or Bane? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm by TeddyBlass
While doing a recent round of promotions for his upcoming film The Fighter, Christian Bale was pushed to speak about the upcoming Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. In an interview with E!, Bale said that he believes that this will be the last time he will be playing Batman. A statement which shouldn’t be too surprising. Bale is said to have signed on for just three movies back in 2003. MTV‘s Josh Horowitz, curious about Tom Hardy and the possible set of characters and baddies, asked the Welsh-born actor just how much he does know about the film.
Chris will let me know what I need to know when I need to know it. It’s our fourth movie together, and I probably know a little bit more than maybe some people out there, but I think most people will be surprised by how little I do know. It just hasn’t been necessary yet. I know he’ll give me plenty of time to prepare whatever I need to for it and I’ll discover it. He’s a pretty damn good filmmaker I trust that he’s going to come up with something wonderful. - Christian Bale
Also speaking about The Dark Knight Rises, Michael Caine told Empire last week that Emma Thomas and Christoper Nolan told him to expect the script in January, to start shooting in May, and to finish shooting in November. Like Bale, Caine doesn’t seem to know much about the details of the plot or characters either, stating Nolan won’t tell him anything. Looks like we’ll just have to wait to find out more.
Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 5:22 am by AlexHaas
In a recent talk with TotalFilm, Christian Bale suggested that he wants to break the trend of third movies not living up to expectations.
“Will we do a third movie? It’s got to be the right story. You can’t make something like The Dark Knight and then come out with something disappointing. I would like it if people say, ‘You’ll never make a good third movie.’ I say, ‘OK, let’s make a third movie in that case, let’s prove them wrong. But that’s just me. The fact is, I have to! I’ve signed up! Chris doesn’t. So I’m in a bit of a fix if he says he doesn’t want to!”
With The Dark Knight hitting $1 billion in worldwide box-office sales, making a third film better is going to be a huge challenge. Tell us your thoughts on Bale’s thoughts in the comments below. [via TotalFilm, Filmonic, forum member: dagn96]