Tagged: Christopher Nolan


Hans Zimmer Wants YOU In “The Dark Knight Rises”…

thedarkknightrises_teaserposter-600x887-300x4432-7987642…or at least your voice. Taking a cue from the recording of an audience at San Diego Comic-Con for crowd noise in Tron: Legacy, composer Hans Zimmer wants you to add your voice and try for a chance to be included in The Dark Knight Rises. Says Zimmer:

I’m shining the bat-signal up into the sky to call you all!

We need to hear your voices! Now and Loud! We are creating the sound of a worldwide chant. Everyone come and be part of it. It’s easy:

There is no such thing as out-of-tune, no timing we can’t fix later. If you mumble, growl, scream or whisper, it’s all good. Make it yours. If you only get halfway through, no problem! Do it alone, bring your friends, but do it with energy and commitment.

Let your voice be heard and be a part of our adventure!”

Go to UJAM – The Dark Knight Rises and get the information.

Man, the IMDB page on this movie is going to be huge…

Preview: Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #1

Written by Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Gabriel Hardman
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Gabriel Hardman
COVER B: Dr. Zaius Photo Cover
COVER C: Mitch Gerads
COVER D: Tonci Zonjic
Diamond Code: SEP110880

Hot on the heels of BOOM!’s sold out, best selling PLANET OF THE APES ongoing series comes a brand new four issue mini co-written and drawn by Gabriel Hardman. Best known for his series-defining work on HULK and AGENTS OF ATLAS and his storyboard work on such hit films as Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION, Hardman and writer Corinna Sara Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) bring you PLANET OF THE APES: BETRAYAL! Taking place during the continuity of the original seminal fan favorite film, the feared and respected General Aleron finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that could transform ape/human relations! Aleron’s journey puts him face to face with…Dr. Zaius!

Superman: Man of Steel Moved to 2013

Time to adjust your movie calendars as Warner Bros admitted today that having Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel film for Christmas 2012 was impossible. The new date is now June 14, nestled between two Marvel sequels.

Given the effects-heavy movie’s post-production requirements and the fact is has yet to start shooting, it seems likely that production concerns forced Warner’s hand. It’s also theorized that the testosterone-laden film might not play as well during the holidays given the Academy Award contenders that normally crowd multiplexes during that time of the year. There are also other genre competitors that will suck up screens, complicating the planned release including Warners’ own first installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit in addition to Disney’s planned reboot of The Lone Ranger. Back in the far simpler 1970s, Superman the Movie opened for the holidays and performed quite well and Warners was hoping for lightning to strike twice.

Instead, it will now face off against similar competition bringing May 3 with Iron Man 3. DreamWorks’ kid-oriented Turbo precedes Superman on June 7 and is followed by Pixar’s Monster University on June 21 so there’s little live-action, adult competition and now studios know which weekends to avoid. Marvel’s Thor 2 follows a month later on July 26.

The extra six months will afford Snyder plenty of time to perfect the script, which has to be note perfect after the disappointment of this summer’s Green Lantern. It also means producer Christopher Nolan will be done with his The Dark Knight Rises in plenty of time to have a more active role in overseeing the production.

TimeWarner has to release the film in 2013 to satisfy legal obligations arising from the Siegel Estate’s lawsuit that saw elements of the Superman mythos awarded to them, the repercussions of which are being seen this fall in the Superman reboot from TW’s DC Entertainment division.

Watch “The Dark Knight Rises” Teaser

Finally, a week after the official poster was released, we can run the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the finale in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Gary Oldman. Enjoy.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Begins Shooting

christian-bale-batman11-300x212-6842725Here’s the release with all the current information, reminding us of how much we’re looking to seeing how this wraps up:

BURBANK, CA, May 19, 2011 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises, 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.

In helming The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX® cameras even more extensively than he did on The Dark Knight, which had marked the first time that a major feature film was partially shot with IMAX® cameras.  The results were so spectacular that the director wanted to expand the use of the large-format cameras for this film.


Directing 101 By Zack Snyder

As we wind up our coverage of SUCKER PUNCH, director Zack Snyder talks about his directing style and why he chose not to jump on the 3-D Bandwagon. Plus no MADMEN until when and that WONDER WOMAN costume is a lot better!


Mad about no MAD MEN until 2012??  Drop us a comment below!

Jeff Robinov

Lex Luthor On Plans For Justice League, Flash, Wonder Woman Movies In 2013

Jeff RobinovLex Luthor, evil genius and president of the DC Universe, spoke today on his plans for Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, the Justice League, and of course, Superman…

…our mistake. This is actually Jeff Robinov, evil genius and president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group, which owns the DC Universe, who spoke today with the Los Angeles Times on his plans for Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, the Justice League, and of course, Superman…

The first priority for the man with the ultimate say on what films get made at Warner Bros.: Finally getting the Justice League, DC’s team featuring all its top characters, on the big screen in 2013. The picture had been very close to production in late 2007 and early 2008, but was killed by the Writers Guild of America strike, tax credit issues in Australia, and concerns by some at Warner about presenting a competing (and conflicting) version of Batman while director Christopher Nolan’s films were breaking box office records.

But Robinov said a new Justice League script is in the works. Also being written for Warner are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after Justice League.

We apologize for the confusion. And we suddenly understand why no one is talking about having Luthor in the next Superman film.

Review: ‘Memento’

In 2000, director Christopher Nolan blew our minds with [[[Memento]]], a story that uses the affliction of anterograde amnesia to play with time and traditional storytelling notions. His sure-handed direction, coupled with Guy Pearce’s compelling performance made the movie grab our attention, hold on to it for nearly two hours, and leave us exhausted. It’s critical and commercial success led to Nolan being offered other films and he has taken every advantage of the opportunity. His work on the [[[Batman]]] franchise has been admirable while [[[The Prestige]]] proved he can tell a more traditional story while the Oscar-nominated [[[Inception]]] once more played with our perceptions of reality.

Lionsgate has released Memento on Blu-ray disc and it looks pretty amazing in high definition and is a worth a second look. Nolan’s brother Jonathan wrote “Memento Mori” as a prose piece before Christopher adapted it as a screenplay. Both tell the story of Leonard, whose troubles began when his wife (Jorja Fox) was murdered. As he tries to determine who killed his spouse, his memory issues complicate his waking hour. Anything he experiences is forgotten within fifteen minutes, giving him a narrow window to ensure he puts the complicated puzzle of his life together. He takes Polaroid pictures, writes in his journal, and fills scraps with detail that he hopes will make sense later. The parallel storylines, with one told in reverse (beginning during the wonderful title sequence), challenges the audience to pay attention to every action, every line of dialogue, and try to see the world through Leonard’s tortured eyes.

He relies on note-taking, covering his body in elegant commentary that literally marks him for life. Without a short-term memory to rely on, Leonard’s steps are hampered with everyone he encounters a potential killer. As a result, one of his few friends Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) winds up a victim of misplaced vengeance with Leonard a hapless bullet aimed by the questionable waitress Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss). Who is at fault, who is the real killer? Leonard struggles to figure it out as the audience rushes to keep up with the twisting storyline.