Posted in Movies on 02. May, 2012
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Warner Bros. Pictures‚Äô and Legendary Pictures‚Äô ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight Rises‚ÄĚ is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan‚Äôs Batman trilogy,
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar¬ģ winner Christian Bale (‚ÄúThe Fighter‚ÄĚ) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar¬ģ winner Marion Cotillard (‚ÄúLa Vie en Rose‚ÄĚ), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.
Returning to the main cast, Oscar¬ģ winner Michael Caine (‚ÄúThe Cider House Rules‚ÄĚ) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar¬ģ winner Morgan Freeman (‚ÄúMillion Dollar Baby‚ÄĚ) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.¬† The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on ‚ÄúBatman Begins‚ÄĚ and the record-breaking blockbuster ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight.‚ÄĚ¬† The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.¬† Batman was created by Bob Kane.
Behind the scenes, ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight Rises‚ÄĚ reunites the director with several of his longtime collaborators, all of whom worked together on the ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight.‚ÄĚ¬† The creative team includes director of photography Wally Pfister, who recently won an Oscar¬ģ for his work on Nolan‚Äôs ‚ÄúInception‚ÄĚ; production designer Nathan Crowley; editor Lee Smith; and Oscar¬ģ-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (‚ÄúTopsy-Turvy‚ÄĚ).¬† In addition, Paul Franklin and Chris Corbould, who both won Oscars¬ģ for the effects in ‚ÄúInception,‚ÄĚ supervised the visual and special effects, respectively.¬† The music is composed by Oscar¬ģ winner Hans Zimmer (‚ÄúThe Lion King‚ÄĚ).
In helming the film, Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX¬ģ cameras even more extensively than he did on ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight,‚ÄĚ which had marked the first time ever that a major feature film was partially shot with IMAX cameras.
The locations span three continents and include the American cities of Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles, as well as sites in India, England and Scotland.
‚ÄúThe Dark Knight Rises‚ÄĚ is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures.¬† Slated for release beginning July 20, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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