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Jan 12, 2012

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled this new look at Christian Bale as Batman for their cover story on ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ Christopher Nolan’s hugely anticipated conclusion to his Batman trilogy. In the article Bale discusses his hopes of matching the success of the previous two films: “I can tell you the truth because I’m done with it. I felt immense pressure. And I think it’s a good pressure, because you owe it to the films — and the people’s expectations — to make great work.”

Bale also speaks on Bane’s much talked about mask-muffled voice: “I think when people see the film, things will come into focus,” says the director. “Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.”

The plot for the film is being kept securely under lock and key, judging by the trailer and the previous two films I can imagine something E P I C. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate. Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown co-star. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is scheduled for release July 20th, 2012. Christopher Nolan directs the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan. The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly hits stand January 13th. Check out the production notes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ below.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) 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 “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” 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, “The Dark Knight Rises” reunites the director with several of his longtime collaborators, all of whom worked together on the “The Dark Knight.” The creative team includes director of photography Wally Pfister, who recently won an Oscar® for his work on Nolan’s “Inception”; production designer Nathan Crowley; editor Lee Smith; and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”). In addition, Paul Franklin and Chris Corbould, who both won Oscars® for the effects in “Inception,” supervised the visual and special effects, respectively. The music is composed by Oscar® winner Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King”).

In helming the film, Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX® cameras even more extensively than he did on “The Dark Knight,” 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.

“The Dark Knight Rises” 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.

Source: Flicks & Bits

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Jan 12, 2012

In a year crowded with some of the most anticipated movies in years (The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, The Avengers, and The Amazing Spider-Man, to name just a few), The Dark Knight Rises might be the most anticipated of them all. The third and final installment in Inception director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Bat-flicks — which will once again star Christian Bale as the caped crusader and introduce Thomas Hardy as the brilliant, brutish terrorist Bane and Anne Hathaway as the purrrrfectly mercurial Selina Kyle — will swing into theaters on July 20, four years after The Dark Knight ignited a cultural sensation, grossed $533 million, and earned Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar.

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly – our annual Forecast issue, which previews the pop culture year looming ahead — goes to the Rises set and offers some insight into how Team Nolan hopes to match their previous success. “I can tell you the truth because I’m done with it: I felt immense pressure,” Christian Bale tells EW. “And I think it’s a good pressure, because you owe it to the films — and the people’s expectations — to make great work.” • Read full story »

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Jan 11, 2012

Los Angeles-based distributor Wrekin Hill Entertainment announced today that the company, in association with Row 1 Productions, will be pushing up the nationwide theatrical release for THE FLOWERS OF WAR, starring Christian Bale and directed by renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou. The film – a blockbuster in China – will now open on Friday, January 20th, 2012 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and 10 other cities.

The accelerated distribution plan follows strong box office grosses during the film’s U.S. qualifying run in late December. The film averaged over $30,000 per screen and was among the top grossing films of the year in the three theaters in which it opened. In just a few weeks after its mid-December release in China, the film became the highest grossing Chinese film of 2011, and is still going strong. The film has been nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Foreign Language Film.

“We had an incredible response to the film during our one-week qualifying run, with sell-out shows and increasing demand as the week unfolded,” Wrekin Hill President and CEO Chris Ball said. “As the exceptional grosses in the US and China have shown, this is a film that audiences are passionately embracing and that has real staying power.” • Read full story »

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Jan 10, 2012

The man on the phone is not the Sam Worthington we know from “Avatar” and “The Debt” — the strong, silent hero who wrestles with personal demons as he defies the odds to save the day. The Sam Worthington on the phone laughs, speaks candidly and dreams of starring in a film that has more punch lines than punches.

“I’ve always wanted to do a comedy with Christian Bale,” Worthington told The Huffington Post in candid interview. “That would be my ideal dream — a comedy with me, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe,” he said, proposing the three action heroes team up for a “Three Amigos”-style flick.

Source: Huffington Post

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Jan 10, 2012

Steven Spielberg has discussed the breakthrough star of his latest movie ‘War Horse’, 21-year-old Cambridgeshire native Jeremy Irvine.

Speaking at a press conference today, the Hollywood director explained that the unknown actor stood out from hundreds of auditionees who tried out for the part of Albert.

“I looked hundreds of actors and newcomers for Albert – mainly newcomers – and nobody had the heart, the spirit or the communication skills that Jeremy had. Even silence, even without speaking, even in his video tape tests… He tested five times, and he just got better and better.”

He continued: “I am used to working with actors who have no experience. Just look back at the kids from ‘E.T.’ like Drew Barrymore, and Christian Bale in ‘Empire Of The Sun’, who’d never made a movie before. That career could be in store for Jeremy.

“Often what happens is we get a newcomer and they freeze up, or they imitate actors that they admire and they stop becoming themselves. My job as a director is to steer them to what I first saw in them, which is simply an uncensored human being.”

Source: Entertainment Wise

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Jan 10, 2012

That’s right, tickets for Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman installment are already on sale for select cities.

Slashfilm reveals that through Fandango, tickets for NYC, LA and San Francisco have gone on sale.

Meanwhile, The Film Stage reports that tickets for The Dark Knight Rises went on sale with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in New York City – and are sold out!

So far it looks as if the tickets are just for AMC IMAX theaters and for those cities.

We’ll be sure to update when regular tickets go on sale — but not until after we already grab ourselves some!

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Source: Comic Book News

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