Christopher Nolan Screens THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

     March 16, 2012

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In an attempt to avoid being overshadowed by The Avengers announcement from their superheroic counterparts at Marvel, word has it that Warner Bros. execs have seen a rough cut of The Dark Knight Rises, screened by Christopher Nolan. Since the movie doesn’t officially open until July 20th, that should give the director plenty of time to tweak things (say, for example, if certain characters’ voices aren’t clear enough). Heat Vision reports that studio heads in attendance included film chief Jeff Robinov and production president Greg Silverman. With The Dark Knight Rises opening so soon after Comic-Con (although Nolan has yet to attend), it would be a big surprise if there weren’t some sort of presence there this year.

The Dark Knight rises stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. Hit the jump for the synopsis and trailer.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises:

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) 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(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

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