Chicago – There was talk of a sequel even before “The Dark Knight” hit theaters and obliterated box-office records. That’s all we still have at this point, but we also have a pair of decent, fan-made posters for “The Dark Knight” sequel.
Though IMDb lists the poster above in its entry for the next “The Dark Knight” film, which is
is a fan-made creation and can be found in this GameSpot discussion thread on Aug. 30, 2008.
Image credit: GameSpot discussion thread
Though so much of the project is still up in the air and unofficial, what’s currently being called “The Dark Knight Returns” (which may or may not be the sequel’s actual title) or the “Untitled Batman Project” (as it’s now listed on IMDb) has a fan-made poster above that dates back at least to Aug. »
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Chicago – Riding off the ravenous wave of the explosively successful “The Dark Knight,” Warner Bros. has released a new teaser trailer you’ve got to see. It’s for the 2010 psychological sci-fi action-thriller titled “Inception” from “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan.
“Inception” features a star-studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page (“Juno”), Cillian Murphy (“Sunshine”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt of “(500) Days of Summer,” Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine (“The Dark Knight”). Emma Thomas is a producer of “Inception,” which is written, directed and produced by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight,” “The Prestige,” “Batman Begins,” “Insomnia,” “Memento”).
Here’s what we know about the “Inception” plot so far:
“Inception” is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
In a Deadline.com article describing Warner Bros’ Jeff Robinov restructuring of DC Comics, some interesting details were mentioned concerning Christopher Nolan’s filming schedule:
Of Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League, only Batman has an ongoing live action franchise. And now that director Chris Nolan is working on back-to-back pics, who knows when the threequel will get a start date.
The article indicates that Nolan will begin directing another film soon after the completion of Inception in December. What’s even more intriguing is the notion that it is not Batman related. If this is true, I suspect it’ll be a smaller project that will only take two or three months to shoot, much like Nolan did with The Prestige from January to April in 2006. This potential second film may even be included in the massive $200 million budget rumored for Inception. »
I thought we were done with the crazy Batman 3 rumors, but it seems like the recent release of the teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's next film, Inception, has excited the rumor mill. First up is Ain't It Cool News, risking it's geek rep on a rumor that Christopher Nolan is planning to shoot the entire third chapter of his Batman series with full IMAX cameras (no, not the fake digital variety). While we don't have any idea if this is true, the idea shouldn't come as a huge surprise, as Nolan has said that he's wanted to shoot an entire film using IMAX for years. Before The Dark Knight, he even shot a couple test shots on The Prestige using the IMAX camera to get a sense of that the issues were going to be. And for The Dark Knight, Nolan originally planned to shoot five of the scenes »
- Peter Sciretta
Christopher Nolan has evidently returned to his roots with Inception, the first teaser for which premiered with some prints of Inglourious Basterds this weekend. The architect of some staggeringly high-concept movies (Memento, The Prestige and some little-known, hardly-watched flick called The Dark Knight), Nolan has kept the details of his latest mindscape under tight control and certainly doesn’t let up now. All we know is that the movie has a pretty amazing cast and Nolan has definitely seen The Matrix. This one-minute teaser is open to interpretation, but we’ll leave that to you: »
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard, details of Nolan’s latest project have been shrouded in mystery since the film was announced in February. The only nugget of information worth noting is this Matrix/Philip K. Dick-esque puzzler: it takes place “within the architecture of the mind.”
Confusing? Bewildered? Annoyed? Well, you won’t much relief in this teaser which, besides looking great, still doesn’t give viewers any indication of the story. That may be great new for those who hate previews for divulging all three acts in a 30-second spot.
Nolan’s new film is viewed as a “break” before he starts work on a third entry in the highly popular (and profitable) Batman series. This is nothing new for the director, who rejected outcries from rabid Bat fans wanting a »
- Erik Buckman
Your mind is the scene of a crime. Lucky for us, there is no crime being committed against the art of cinema here, as The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan is finally in the game with a trailer for his new film, Inception. Until today -- or this weekend, for those who saw it in theaters -- all we knew about Inception was that it was "set inside the architecture of the mind." Now we know that it includes some sort of a dreidel reference, Leonardo DiCaprio having some wild visions, and two guys fighting in a hallway, Matrix-style. Where does that leave us? With a continued trust that Christopher Nolan, who before he brought us The Dark Knight gave us films such as Memento and The Prestige, will not lead us astray. He's a great storyteller who is following the second highest grossing film of all-time with an aggressive science fiction pic. And »
- Neil Miller
Hrithik Roshan prepared for his role as a paraplegic in Guzaarish by using a wheelchair in his own home and meeting other paraplegics. The film, co-starring Aishwarya Rai, is reported to be a remake of Batman director Christopher Nolan's The Prestige. A source revealed: "Hrithik underwent training and met various paraplegic patients to get into the skin of his character. The actor is on the wheelchair for a major portion (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
It's the follow-up to The Dark Knight, the second-highest-grossing movie of all time. It has a terrific cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And it's directed by Christopher Nolan, who -- with Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and Knight -- has yet to make a bad movie. (I'll admit that I haven't seen Following, his first film -- maybe I should tackle it in a Cult Movies to Watch column soon?) So Nolan's new movie, Inception, is a big deal. A really big deal. Nolan knows how to get people interested. In »
- Michael Dance
We haven't talked about Christopher Nolan's new project Inception in quite a while and, well, that's just not right, so here's something to chew on! This isn't all that surprising, considering Hans Zimmer scored both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, but it is still exciting to hear. The Upcoming Film Scores blog has confirmed that Zimmer is scoring Inception via a press release recently released by Warner Brothers (which I can't seem to find online anywhere else). Nolan previously used David Julyan as the composer for his other non-Batman movies, including Memento and The Prestige, however Zimmer is also a fine choice! Inception started shooting a few weeks ago with a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Berenger. If you're trying to uncover where it might be shooting, good luck, because I heard he's in »
- Alex Billington
A few days ago Gary Oldman, while on The Book of Eli panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, let a rather big piece of “news” slip: that the sequel to The Dark Knight, which is being referred to as Batman 3 (until titled otherwise) would be shooting next year.
However, later Mr. Oldman recanted his rather brash and out-of-left-field statement when he told Ain’t It Cool News, “Well, I’m sure they want to do another one… it might [be] 2 or 3 years…”
If what Oldman said was true, and assuming he didn’t mean the very end of the year, that would mean Batman 3 would start shooting just as Christopher Nolan was getting done with Inception, and right about the time that movie was getting it’s release next July. Nolan isn’t the type of director’s to rush (he’s only directed 7 movies to date if you include Inception »
- Ross Miller
BusinessWire (via NolanFans and The Playlist) is reporting that prolific film composer, Hans Zimmer, has been tapped to score Christopher Nolan’s upcoming secretive thriller, Inception. Of course, this isn’t really a surprise considering Zimmer worked with Nolan on both his Batman movies, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Inception is Nolan’s new movie that could aptly be summed up as “mysterious.” With a few small character details aside, and a central story that focuses on blackmailing, the only real line of info we’ve had to go on is that it’s, “a contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind.”
Even The Riddler would have trouble working that one out…
Although like I said, it’s no surprise that Zimmer is (apparently) scoring Inception since he scored Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (the latter along with James Newton Howard), The Playlist »
- Ross Miller
Principal photography began on July 13th on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Inception” being directed by Christopher Nolan. Filming got underway in England, with future locations spanning three continents. Principal photography will also be accomplished on locations in Paris, Tangiers, Calgary, and Los Angeles.
A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind, “Inception” stars multiple Oscar® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (“Blood Diamond,” “The Aviator”). The international cast also includes Oscar® nominee Ellen Page (“Juno”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”), Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (“La vie en rose”), Joseph Gordon Levitt (“Brick”), Tom Hardy (“RocknRolla”), Cillian Murphy (“Batman Begins”), Oscar® nominee Tom Berenger (“Platoon”) and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”).
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes three-time »
Filming got underway in England, with future locations spanning three continents. Principal photography will also be accomplished on locations in Paris, Tangiers, Calgary, and Los Angeles.A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind, “Inception” stars multiple Oscar® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (“Blood Diamond,” “The Aviator”). The international cast also includes Oscar® nominee Ellen Page (“Juno”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”), Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (“La vie en rose”), Joseph Gordon Levitt (“Brick”), Tom Hardy (“RocknRolla”), Cillian Murphy (“Batman Begins”), Oscar® nominee Tom Berenger (“Platoon”) and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”). Nolan also wrote the script and is producing the film with his producing partner Emma Thomas, with whom he most recently teamed on the blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The behind-the-scenes creative team includes three-time »
Those who were satisfied with their dose of Wolverine this summer will have to readjust their views on Hugh Jackman for his next role. Jackman is set to swap his sharp claws for beauty products as he is going to be starring in the comedy, Avon Man.
Variety is reporting that through a high-six figure deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired Avon Man. The Kevin Bisch (Hitch) penned comedy is being set up as a star vehicle for Jackman. The man himself, with his Seed Productions co-partner, John Palermo, is set to produce the film along with Gary Foster at Krasnoff Foster Entertainment. No director has been brought on-board as of yet.
Avon Man follows a laid off car salesman who reluctantly is recruited as a salesman for Avon (yes, the cosmetic company), and uses his charm and good looks to become a top seller. Described as having a “Full Monty vibe, »
- Ross Miller
This morning, Wake-Up Video tipped its hat to the swearing in of Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States who took office on this day in 1850. But there’s another historical note today that bears mentioning: Today is Nikola Tesla’s birthday. Since his death in 1943, Tesla has gained the reputation as being a woefully underrated contributor to the world of science. His experiments with conducting alternating electrical current were the most important in the history of energy, but even though Tesla’s AC ultimately beat out rival Thomas Edison’s DC, Edison’s offensives against Tesla left him as a historical footnote for decades.
But Tesla also had a great effect on music — and not just because he created technology that made wireless transmission (like radio waves) possible. A handful of musicians have gained inspiration from Tesla’s reputation as a genius, a troublemaker and an underdog. »
- Kyle Anderson
Yesterday came the yearly announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as it extended 134 invitations to several artists and executives "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures" read the press release. Of course all of them can decline, but I wouldn't necessarily expect that to happen as all who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2009 to the Academy's roster of voting members. "These filmmakers have, over the course of their careers, captured the imagination of audiences around the world," said Academy President Sid Ganis. "It's this kind of talent and creativity that make up the Academy, and I welcome each of them to our ranks." The list follows below and reading around the best analysis I saw of it came from Nathaniel Rogers at The Film Experience who, among other things, pointed out the addition of longtime Darren Aronofsky's »
- Brad Brevet
30 June 2009 9:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued invitations to 134 members of the film community to join the group. There were a maximum of 166 open slots to fill this year, but the various branch committees endorsed fewer candidates than were proposed to them.
Hugh Jackman, who hosted the most recent Oscar show, has been invited to join. So have Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, James Franco and Michelle Williams. The list even includes a number of comic performers like Michael Cera, Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd.
Voting membership in the organization has held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.
New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception at the Academy's Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills in September.
"These filmmakers have, over the course of their careers, captured the imagination of audiences around the world," Academy president Sid Ganis. Said. "It's »
- By Gregg Kilday
There hasn’t been much news revolving around Batman 3 as of late, but Batman-On-Film has an article shaking fanboys to their core. It involves Christopher Nolan and whether or not he’ll be at the helm of the next installment.
As you can imagine, Warner Bros. would desperately want Nolan to return - but the deal isn’t a given. Co-writers David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan said they would have to convince Chris again; since The Dark Knight was his first sequel ever, asking the director to make it a trilogy is another task entirely–a task that might nearly be impossible.
According to BoF’s source, there are a number of issues at play. The death of Heath Ledger “rocked Mr. Nolan hard.” Apparently so much so that it convinced Chris “Tdk was going to be it for him and Batman on film.” The source also revealed the »
- Carl Lee
Splash Page has already chronicled the connections between the “Star Trek” cast and comics, but how do comic books relate to the robot apocalypse? The stars and filmmaker behind “Terminator: Salvation,” the much-anticipated reboot of the sci-fi action franchise, have more than a fair share of links to the world of comic books — whether through concrete facts or fleeting rumors.
Here’s a roundup of everything from the obvious to the obscure affiliations between the cast and crew of “Terminator Salvation” and the comic book world, so you know all the degrees of separation between comics and the robot-savvy “Terminator” team.
Christian Bale: As if you really need us to spell it out for you, Christian Bale famously portrayed — and hopefully will continue to portray — DC Comics’ iconic crime-fighter Batman in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”
- Josh Wigler
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