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Interstellar Production Update #2: Wait… How Long is Filming in LA Lasting?

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It’s been nearly two months since the start of production on Christopher Nolan’s ninth feature film: Interstellar. Our first Production Update – ya know, the one where we announced the risky business policy of not reporting on set photos – started a number of conversations. We received a lot of support from fans, readers, other sites, as well as Paramount. At that time, filming had just began in Alberta, Canada. And for the month or so that Interstellar was in Canada, set reports and photos did pop up here and there. They weren’t as prominent as they were for The Dark Knight Rises, but photos of cast and crew filming floated around the forums, the blogs, and the tumblrs of the world.

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Production Update #10: California Love

The Dark Knight Rises in Hollywood

Filming on The Dark Knight Rises continues to make its way west as production ramps up in Los Angeles, California. After starting off in India back in May, then progressing to London and parts of Great Britain in June and July, and most recently in Pittsburgh for most of August, filming for the highly anticipated Batman movie has made its way to the Mecca of filmmaking: Hollywood. Kicking off in the Redondo Beach area, it looks like Christopher Nolan and team plan on filming a lot various stunts and set pieces in the Greater Los Angeles area. Pictures of sets, props, and ‘filming notice’ flyers have revealed just what the Oscar-nominated filmmaker has in store for the city. As always, if you’re looking to stay completely squeaky-clean about just what’s going on with the filming, avoid the rest of this article.

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Production Update #9: This Bat Can Fly

The Dark Knight Rises

There is no stopping the onslaught of filming happening on The Dark Knight Rises, which is still shooting in Pittsburgh. Fortunately and unfortunately for us that means an onslaught of photos and videos from the filming locations have been sprouting all over the internet. For those fans clawing at every scrap of information, there certainly has been enough leaks online to keep to stay happy, at least by Christopher Nolan standards. For those who are trying to turning a blind-eye to wealth of media being uploaded to Twitter and YouTube, well… it has been difficult.

The most recent (and exciting) news to pop up about filming has been the apparent surfacing of Batman’s new means of transport for The Dark Knight Rises: the Batwing. Over the past day or two, photos and video of a strange, Tumbler-esque type vehicle on a hydraulic rig have been taken by fans on the streets in Pittsburgh. On our Podcast we voiced concerns over the possibility of a Batwing because of the practical limitations of developing such a vehicle, but it seems that the visual effects, stunts, and various art departments have figured out a way to get it done. Twitter and YouTube users @markaduffy and subaruwrxfan posted a number videos of the Batwing being filmed by IMAX cameras around Pittsburgh. It appears to have the low-speed capabilities of a helicopter, but with the bite and style of a fighter jet. Check out videos below.

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