I’ve added new filming photos of Christian Bale onlocation of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ on October 28, 2011.
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Oh this is awesome! SlashFilm is reporting, and we’ve confirmed with our own sources, that a 6-minute prologue for Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises will be showing in front of IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol this December. If you recall, it’s opening in IMAX a few days early startingDecember 16th. This is a repeat of Warner Bros’ showing the opening bank robbery prologue from The Dark Knight in front of I Am Legend in IMAX in late 2007. We can expect this to be shot and shown in IMAX just like that, which sounds amazing, as that was one of the most thrilling parts about the early lead-up to TDK.
The news tip from SlashFilm comes from an exhibitor source, and we’ve confirmed with our own inside reference, that this is indeed true and a prologue will be showing. We don’t know what scene it is or what it will be, we only know that it’s 6 minutes long and will be in front of Brad Bird’s new Mission: Impossible movie opening this December (watch the trailer). There are scenes in Ghost Protocol shot on IMAX (we should know more this week) and there are many scenes in The Dark Knight Rises shot on IMAX too, so we can expect this prologue to be another IMAX opener. I can’t wait to see it and I almost don’t want to know anything about it until seeing it for the first time later this year – but I’m veryexcited knowing it’s coming!
The Dark Knight Rises, arriving in theaters on July 20th, 2012, is still shooting right now and is rumored to be going to New York City to get footage from the Occupy Wall Street protests, which makes me wonder if we may see something like that in this prologue. Either way, I’m already anxious to see this, as that bank robbery prologue with the Joker was one of my favorite parts of The Dark Knight and it was absolutely breathtaking—and intense as hell—to watch in IMAX. This is exactly what I was hoping we’d see for TDKR, bravo Warner Bros for arranging it, and bring it on Chris Nolan – let’s see what you’ve got for us this time!
Source: First Showing
China’s “The Flowers of War,” Zhang Yimou’s historical epic starring Christian Bale, will be among the 63 films competing to win the foreign language Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.
“Flowers,” directed by the famed Chinese auteur whose resume includes “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers,” is set in 1937 during the Japanese invasion of Nanking, and casts Bale as a salty mortician who risks his life to protect a group of schoolchildren. The drama will be in contention alongside films such as Iran’s “A Separation,” Asghar Farhadi’s festival darling that Sony Pictures Classics will release at the end of the year, and Israel’s “Footnote.”
Among the biggest surprises is the entry for Albania, with the academy choosing “Amnesty,” from director Bujar Alimani, over Joshua Marston’s “The Forgiveness of Blood,” the country’s initial choice. Marston’s film, which was co-written by an Albanian writer and was shot in Albania with Albanian-language dialogue, came under scrutiny initially with some protesters, including director Alimani, claiming that a film by an American should not be the country’s official choice.
It’s the second time a film from Marston did not meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the academy’s foreign language committee. Marston’s 2004 feature “Maria Full of Grace,” which depicted the life of a Colombian drug mule, was deemed ineligible for not featuring sufficient Colombian creative input.
Also disqualified was the entry from the Central African Republic. It too was filmed by an American, in this case a woman, and didn’t feature enough crew members from the selected country.
Screenings of the films begin this weekend at the academy.
Source: LA Times