Archive for April 5, 2011
Christopher Nolan is gearing up to shoot his third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, which promises to bring the events of its predecessors full circle. It turns out the filmmaker will literally tread new ground with the conclusion to his comic book trilogy – by shooting it partially in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Shooting locations for Nolan’s first two Caped Crusader titles were primarily restricted to Chicago and overseas in England – with Iceland and Hong Kong providing the backdrop in smaller segments – but Dark Knight Rises will film for four to six weeks in Pennsylvania’s second largest city.
Nolan released the following statement on the matter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
“Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. We have been able to find everything we were looking for here, and I am excited to ...
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He dabbled with Detroit and flirted with New Orleans, but ultimately Christopher Nolan and "The Dark Knight Rises" production crew will be planting themselves in Pittsburgh which is where part of the highly anticipated final installment in the series will shoot this Summer.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that four to six weeks of shooting are looking to likely take place downtown and in the surrounding area. It's not sure what elements of the film will be shot there presently.
Other recent films to have used Pittsburgh for shooting include "Unstoppable," "Love and Other Drugs," "The Next Three Days" and "I Am Number Four".
Further shooting will take place in both the UK and Chicago where the previous two films have been shot. At last report both Los Angeles and Bucharest were also the sites of some potential filming.
"Parenthood" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" actress Mae Whitman is in final negotiations to join the indie coming-of-age drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" for Summit Entertainment reports Variety.
Based on Stephen Chbosky’s 1999 coming-of-age novel, the story follows the trials and tribulations of a 15-year-old shy and unpopular high school student (Logan Lerman) who writes a series of letters to a mysterious penpal. Whitman will play Mary Elizabeth, a tattooed vegetarian who becomes his first girlfriend.
"Harry Potter" series regular Emma Watson has the lead female role. Chbosky adapted the screenplay from his own novel and makes his feature directorial debut on the project. Shooting kicks off next month in Pittsburgh.
The seemingly ubiquitous sci-fi writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were busy promoting Cowboys and Aliens at WonderCon this past weekend. That didn’t stop the pair (or at least Orci) from talking a bit about one of their more anticipated projects currently in development: an adaptation of Ender’s Game, scripted by Wolverine helmer Gavin Hood.
Kurtzman and Orci became associated with the project when they began shopping Hood’s screenplay around a few months back. Given the (put simply) difficult subject matter of Orson Scott Card’s original source material, it’s not too surprising that an Ender’s Game movie has been slow to develop.
Orci chatted with io9 briefly on the subject of adapting Ender’s Game and said the following:
“The hardest part is adapting a classic novel faithfully. And I think before, ...
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Working Title Films and PeaPie Films have acquired film rights to Andy Mulligan's acclaimed novel "Trash" according to a just issued press release.
The contemporary thriller is set in the third world and follows three boys who sort through rubbish mounds to make a living. A surprise discovery soon sets them on an adventure pitting their wits against corruption and authority.
British TV and filmmaking legend Richard Curtis ("Blackadder," "Notting Hill," "Vicar of Dibley") will adapt the novel into a script, while Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry ("The Hours," "Billy Elliot") is attached to direct.