Thursday, April 26, 2012

NEWS - The Dark Knight Rises to show over an hour of IMAX footage

The main news of the week evolves around the most anticipated film of the year, The Dark Knight Rises. Christopher Nolan returns to the bat cave for his final installment which stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. Marketing material has been slow at the moment but it is rumoured that the new trailer will be attached to Avenger's Assemble which is released today, so maybe the marketing campaign is about to hit top notch again. We have also heard that the film will run at over 2 hours 30 minutes long, which is longer than The Dark Knight. It will be a bum numbing ride but if it's as good as The Dark Knight then I'm sure the screen time will flyby.

The main news about the film thought is that over an hour of the 2 hour 30 minute film will be entirely IMAX footage. Other films of the year including The Amazing Spiderman, Prometheus, Men In Black III and Dark Shadows will also be screened in IMAX but The Dark Knight Rises is the only one to have been filmed using the giant IMAX cameras. Christopher Nolan has begun to use IMAX cameras as if it his new directorial trait. He was the first director to use these cameras, whilst filming The Dark Knight, in which a handful of scenes were shot using it. He then upped the ante filming Inception where he filmed even more in IMAX, including that fantastic spinning hallway scene. Now he has raised the bar yet again and has over an hour of footage to show us. The film is gaining much pant wetting anticipation and excitement, and these new little bits of information have made those undergarments even wetter. Still there is a few months to wait for the biggest film of the year. It is released on 20th July. I suggest you all go out and grab tickets to see this in an IMAX cinema. Watch it how Christopher Nolan intended it. Just make sure you leave me a ticket.

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