Production may have just started this week, but the first look at Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is already burning up the world wide interwebs. Go to the film’s website now and discover what face of villainy awaits the caped crusader of Gotham. Get the download below:
Warner Bros. and director Christopher Nolan know how to start a media fire. Entertainment Weekly posted the first official photo from The Dark Knight Rises, which only began principal photography this week. Fans can be part of the studio’s clever viral web campaign by going to the film’s website. You will need to decipher a rather disconcerting audio clip that will lead you to the Twitter hashtag #thefirerises, From there, you will discover a photo-mosaic of musclebound Tom Hardy as the masked villain Bane. Or, you can see it as part of this Examiner piece, dear readers.
The studio has plans to issue high-res version, once the mosaic is finished. Fans can actually upload their own pic to help fill in the gaps. Holy Community Project!
The hotly anticpated third part of Christopher Nolan’s genre-breaking reinvention of Batman. The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine. The epic production, which apparently will make extensive use of the IMAX format, will be shot in North America (Pittsburgh, New York, and Los Angeles), Europe (England and Scotland) and Asia (India).
The Dark Knight Rises opens citywide on July 20, 2012. Check out Fandango, MovieTickets and NCM for tickets, theater locations and IMAX information on all Personalities Movies.
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