Filming for The Dark Knight Rises is about to get underway in Pittsburgh and Warner Bros. is making sure that people won’t forget about it either. That is of course being done by a huge Batman logo being plastered on a huge building downtown. Most likely this isn’t the Bat signal used in the film which hits theatres on July 20, 2012, but it is still cool none the less.
See the giant Bat-signal in Pittsburgh
A press conference given recently with Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan showed that the star and director are overly appreciative for the city’s “generosity and hospitality” given to them while filming. Nolan continued on.
“I’ve never been to Pittsburgh before,” he told a room packed with writers, photographers and select guests of the Pittsburgh Film Office. “There will be fighting on the streets a great deal,” he predicted, although not a whit of detail about the story was leaked.
“Thank you so much for your generosity of spirit and hospitality ahead of time, and we’ll try and stay out of your hair as much as possible and hopefully leave with good memories for everybody.”
It was announced that filming for The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh will begin on Friday, July 29, 2011.
“When you’re making a large-scale action film that has to showcase, really, the vitality and the size of a major American city — but also involves a certain amount of disruption to that city in order to make the action appear credible that we want to put on screen,” Nolan said he really needs the sort of welcome and cooperation he’s found here.
“I think the architecture of this city is a very beautiful city on a very impressive scale and yet one which has a community that hasn’t lost its human scale. Those are two elements that are extremely hard to find and incredibly valuable to a production like ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ where we’re really looking to have the architecture of a major American city somewhat disrupted by what we’re going to do.”
The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Pence, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, and more. The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres on July 20, 2012.
Those in the New Orleans area are now able to order their tickets here and for the final installment in Harry Potter’s film life and will be able to see it and the new trailer on the big screen at the Chalmette Movies, the Palace at Elmwood, and the Palace at the Clearview Mall.
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