Cinematographer Wally Pfister Talks about ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Nolan Fans have happened on an interview with Wally Pfister, longtime cinematographer for Christopher Nolan’s films including Batman BeginsThe Dark Knight and Inception. Pfister discusses the highly anticipated third film in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.

The interview was conducted by the “Kevin and Josh Movie Show” and Pfister opens up on several details eager fans are likely to eat up.

On how can Nolan top The Dark Knight?

“I asked the same question. I read the script two weeks ago, and he’s done it. 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 of those two pictures — and they are very different pictures. And it’s funny, we all had different opinions about which picture we like better.”

On Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman)

“She’s so good. She did an incredible job. She is a great, great actress… and she looked phenomenal in the wardrobe.”

On the upcoming shoot

“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 Rises is slated to hit theaters on July 20, 2012 with Christian Bale returning along with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman. Tom Hardy will play the film’s lead villain Bane and Anne Hathaway, as already stated, will play Selina Kyle. Shooting is expected to take place in London and Los Angeles in May.


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