|Christopher Nolan Director||previously directed Inception|
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Christopher Nolan tried to obtain permit to shoot some scenes for the film at the Occupy Wallstreet, but to no avail.4 More Trivia
The Dark Knight Rises is the sequel to Batman Begins. Archival footage from the film is used for flashbacks.2 More Movie References
|David S. Goyer||Story|
|Michael Caine||Alfred Pennyworth|
|Gary Oldman||James Gordon|
|Morgan Freeman||Lucius Fox|
|Marion Cotillard||Talia al Ghul|
|Joseph Gordon-Levitt||John Blake|
|Matthew Modine||Peter Foley|
|Alon Abutbul||Dr. Leonid Pavel|
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The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan. The story was once again initially conceived by David Goyer & Chris Nolan. It is the third and final film in the Nolan/Goyer Batman trilogy, with the screenplay written by his brother Jonathan Nolan.
There was a lot of speculation surrounding the casting of The Dark Knight Rises, with actresses such as Keira Knightley, Jessica Biel and Gemma Arterton being named as some of the people who screen tested for a prominent female role in the film. On January 19, 2011, it was announced in a Warner Bros. press release that Anne Hathaway, whose name also featured in the rumour listings, would be playing the role of Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. In the same statement it was also revealed that Tom Hardy would play the role of Bane, with the actor having worked with Nolan in his previous film Inception. On March 19, 2011, it was confirmed by Variety that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is cast in an unknown role and Nolan plans to keep his personality a secret for as long as possible. A month later Warner Bros. announced that Marion Cotillard, another main cast member from Inception, and Gordon-Levitt would take the role of two new characters to the Batman mythology; Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop, and Cotillard as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member. On May 3, 2011, a Juno Temple is confirmed as another cast member. Also, Matthew Modine is cast as a character named Nixon. On April 8, 2011 it was announced that actor Josh Pence will play a young Ra's al Ghul. On July 24, Christopher Judge said on Twitter that he has a role in the new Batman movie.
On March 10, 2010, director Christopher Nolan talked about his involvement in the new Batman movie:
“It’s very exciting, we have a fantastic story, and we feel we can do it right. We know the milieu, if you will, we know the genre and how to get it done right.” “Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film an great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story. And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story . . . I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters. My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these thing don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling. And it hearkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That’s what we do.”
The filming of The Dark Knight Rises officially began in May 2011 ( the filming schedule was set: from May 6 to November 14). On April 21, 2011, there were rumors on the Internet that the film would pass through the streets of Pittsburgh and the sound studios in England. According to Indian newspaper - Bhaskar, the city of Jodhpur would also served as a backdrop. These rumors turned out to be true on April 29, 2011, with Christian Bale was the only main actor involved in filming. Filming commenced on May 6, 2011, in Jodhpur (India).The production was moved to Pittsburgh for a period of four to six weeks. The filming was transferred to Wollaton Hall and Cardington (England). Filming of the movie were also present quite settled in the city of Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, England (the place served to work in Wayne Manor).
On July 5, 2011, a parachutist plunged through the roof of a holiday home, when a stunt went wrong. However, the production was also transferred to the studios in London, England (Farmiloe Building serves once again to the Department of Police of Gotham City).
According to the BBC, men dressed in black uniform were spotted jumping from parachute from the club in Cairngorm. A helicopter and a jet were seen on the runway of the club, while a Hercules C130 military plane was flying over the region after leaving the airport of Inverness. Christopher Nolan tried a risky maneuver with the giant aircraft: the military aircraft landed in flames in the middle of a narrow road within Scotland. Meanwhile on July 12, in Bedford, the Cardington hangars served as the setting for scenes with planes. Tom Hardy was spotted on the scene, with great destruction, with trucks overturned on fire.
After the filming in England, the film's production returned to the United States of America for scenes in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and New York.
The city of Pennsylvania received the film's production from July 28 until August 21. The first scenes were filmed at Carnegie Mellon University. From 10-21 August, the streets were closed and blocked the sidewalks in several locations in downtown Pittsburgh, known as Golden Triangle.
The schedule says that filming began in Oliver Avenue on August 9. After that,the production moved to Cherry Way on the twelfth day of August and the Smithfield Street in the next two days (13 and 14 August). On days 17 and 18, the locations were: Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue and Wood Street. And on August 20, production was at Strawberry Way, Seventh Avenue and William Penn Place. On July 30 the shooting came to Pittsburgh - and a parade of Tumblers took to the streets of the city. Three vehicles used for filming, including a scene in the court of Gotham City. The next day, Tom Hardy gives a speech on top of a Tumbler and his speech is related to the rebellion of prisoners and the explosions that are being recorded for the movie.
Besides Los Angeles, production also passed through New York. Most of the film was shot inside the studios in Los Angeles. On May 12, 2011, it was revealed that the film's budget is U.S. $ 250 million, according to the LA Times.
Recently, the actor Tom Hardy talked about his role in the new Batman movie. Tom Hardy compares his work on Dark Knight Rises to Starbucks.
“You deal with something Dark Knight – or ‘Mad Max,’ or ‘Superman’ or ‘Spider-man,’ whatever – it’s like going to work in an airport and going, ‘Hi I’m over here!’ and then everybody goes ‘Oh here’s that, that’s the villain of the piece.’ Then it’s a thousand people going to Duty-Free. Like, [shouting] ‘I AM THE VILLAIN!’ and make a lot of noise. There’s a formula here, you can’t muck around with it. There’s a lot of rules, you’re restrained in many ways as an artist. But then you’re also grateful because of the huge exposure and the paycheck" “Whatever it is, you’re paying an entrance to getting higher exposure. These movies are huge vehicles to make a lot of money… and make a large audience happy. So now you’re at the very top level of trying to bring character work in a boutique way to something that is, y’know, Starbucks".
The tagline for The Dark Knight Rises' marketing is "The Fire Rises", with the website thedarkknightrises.com acting as a home for the movie's viral campaign. The first official image of a character, Bane, came out on the internet on Friday 20th May. The image was revealed in segments that formed as a hashtag was retweeted on social networking site Twitter.
To help market the movie, Warner Brothers and Mountain Dew took the Tumbler and Bat-pod from the movie and brought it from city to city where everyone could see. They had a photo-contest and a complete schedule, all listed on the website tumblertour.com.
On the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado (less than fifteen miles from Denver), a 24-year-old man named James Eagen Holmes entered a crowded movie theatre, released several tear gas bombs, and opened fire. Twelve were killed and 58 more were injured. When police arrested him they found his apartment rigged with bombs. A police report claimed Holmes called himself "the Joker," which was the primary antagonist of The Dark Knight Rises's predecessor, The Dark Knight.
The shooting clouded the highly anticipated opening of The Dark Knight Rises. Though the movie did have the third highest US opening weekend of all time (beating the opening of The Dark Knight) its grosses did suffer. Warner Bros. took a week off advertising the film and donated a substantial sum to the victims of the Aurora Tragedy.
The Dark Knight Rises was a huge hit among critics. On RottenTomatoes, 87% of the 275 reviews were positive. On Metacritic, the move scored a 78 with 37 positive reviews, 6 positive reviews, and 2 negative reviews. The 78 score got The Dark Knight Rises into the highest Metacritic color (GREEN) and the second highest category (GENERALLY POSITIVE REVIEWS). Both the RottenTomatoes and Metacritic scores were higher than that of Batman Begins but slightly lower than that of The Dark Knight.
Trailer 2: The Dark Knight Rises
It's finally here in an HD, non-watermarked format!
Teaser: The Dark Knight Rises
The talk of the town is finally here and no longer in shaky cam. Get a glimpse of Bane!
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