Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"

Director Christopher Nolan, currently auditioning actresses for his third Warners "Batman" feature, has confirmed that the title of the upcoming film will be "The Dark Knight Rises".

February 2010, Nolan said he had 'cracked' the story of a sequel to "The Dark Knight" with his brother Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer working on the screenplay.

March 2010, Nolan confirmed that "The Dark Knight Rises" will be his last 'Batman' movie.

"Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a 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 things 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 Dark Knight Rises" will prep for an April 2011 production start.

So far, lead actor Christan Bale will return as 'Batman", with actor Tom Hardy ("Inception") also cast in an unnamed role.

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