‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Has ‘Phenomenal’ Script, Says Cinematographer Wally Pfister
‘The opening scene of the movie will blow your mind.’
Following up the best reviewed superhero film of all time and an instant classic would be an uphill battle from the start and that’s what Christopher Nolan is facing with ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. With the addition of Joseph Gordon Levitt in talks for the film and Bane and Catwoman being the villains, should audiences be in doubt that the finale won’t deliver? According to cinematographer of the movie Wally Pfister, you’re in for the best installment yet.
On Kevin and Josh Movie Show, Pfister was asked how ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ can possibly follow up on the greatness of ‘The Dark Knight’. And this is what he says:
Plain and simple — he’s done it. It’s a phenomenal script. He’s still in the process of cutting it back because it’s a very long script right now, but it’s really phenomenal. And he actually had me go back and wanted me to watch, in IMAX, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight again. When I watched those I had read the script for The Dark Knight Rises and was like, ‘Dude, it is a perfect trilogy.’ I think that was his intent, to work off those two pictures — and they are very different pictures. And it’s funny, we all had different opinions about which picture we like better.
If that isn’t reason enough to get excited, I don’t know what is. That’s high praise for the film and I cannot wait for it to release.
There’s more details in the interview about a mindblowing opening scene and the movie shooting in IMAX:
Our goal is to shoot as much in IMAX as we can. We’re going to put in on the screen, and put it on the screen big. And I really encourage everyone to see it in IMAX if they can because we’re really going for it this time. In terms of the action, we are all scratching our heads right now trying to figure out how we’re going to do it; how we’re going to do it in the amount of time we’re going to do it in. The opening scene of the movie will blow your mind.
‘The Dark Knight’s opening scene is now one of the most memorable sequences in film and was played six months before the movie’s official release, hyping fans worldwide. I cannot imagine how this film will top that scene, but I’m willing to believe it will.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ opens July 2012.