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Batman Rumor: Nolan to Shoot Dark Knight Follow-Up in IMAX?

nolandarkknightimax-082509Harry over at Aint It Cool News is reporting a rumor — although he says his sources are solid and that he’s calling it more a rumor than news simply because it just may not work out — that Christopher Nolan is looking to shoot the ‘Dark Knight’ follow-up fully with IMAX camera’s:

The THIRD chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Caped Crusader’s saga could very well be FULLY shot in IMAX, not IMAX Digital – but the beautiful, stunning IMAX that we saw pieces of THE DARK KNIGHT in.

Now this is something that I’m sure a lot of you will feel is a no-brainer. Nolan blew us away with the IMAX sequences in that film – but it was a very tough process to work in. Mainly due to the limitations of how many available real IMAX rigs there are. Not only that, but lenses had to be created, adapted and god forbid one broke down. Part of the reason that Nolan went forward with INCEPTION first – besides taking a creative break from the cape and cowl adventures… was possibly to create a few new IMAX cameras made to his specs. Once again – the cost of shooting an entire feature film on IMAX… the stock, the time it takes to reset, to load, to move the cameras… Well… it is daunting, but as Nolan proved with DARK KNIGHT – the difference is stunning.

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