Over the past week we’ve heard a lot of casting rumors regarding Christopher Nolan’s Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, but today we’ve got some technical news. In the last sequel The Dark Knight, several sequences were shot using IMAX cameras and the finished product was gorgeous. The folks over at Collider are hearing that the follow up might benefit from that and be shot entirely in the format.
When Nolan revealed the title of The Dark Knight Rises, he also stated that it wouldn’t be shot or converted into 3D like most tentpoles these days. He went on to say, “We’re looking to do something technologically that’s never been done before.” That comment feeds into the info that Collider’s source got regarding his usage of IMAX technology the next time around.
I’m hearing that Nolan will try and shoot The Dark Knight Rises totally in IMAX. I’ve heard that IMAX has been quietly developing a smaller, less intrusive camera that will be able to handle dialogue scenes. If the camera is finished in time, expect Nolan to use it.
First and foremost, this is a rumor and no one has confirmed that its true, but it is an interesting concept. If IMAX has been developing smaller cameras that are capable of the same visual quality as their larger ones they could be on to something. Imagine the possibilities.
Do you think Nolan should try to shoot the film completely in IMAX?