CHICAGO – If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a director and a producer, let “47 Ronin” explain how the hierarchy of creativity hinders the evolution of even the most straightforward-sounding pitches. “47 Ronin” is the type of samurai movie set in Japan that features native actors speaking only English, while Keanu Reeves stars as an outsider clearly plunked into the picture for stateside star power.
Updated: May 29, 2011 at 11:57 a.m. (added images four through seven)
CHICAGO – We reported a week ago that “The Dark Knight Rises” may transform the West London mansion Osterley Park into the film’s Wayne Maynor. While this hasn’t yet been officially confirmed by Warner Bros., we now have enough information to unofficially confirm this rumor.
CHICAGO – “The Dark Knight Rises” is seeing a casting frenzy over the past week. Just three days after we learn that Matt Modine, Tom Conti and Joey King have joined Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster team, Variety on Monday broke the news that veteran character actors Brett Cullen and Chris Ellis will round out the film’s already A-list ensemble cast.
Film Rumor: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Teaser Trailer Attached to ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’?Submitted by HollywoodChicago.com on May 22, 2011 - 1:57pm
CHICAGO – While we rarely run rumors and primarily only publish confirmed news, this one has teeth: the first teaser trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” might be attached to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in theatres.
CHICAGO – Warner Bros. on Friday launched the official Web site for “The Dark Knight Rises” at http://thedarkknightrises.warnerbros.com with an all-black screen and mysterious, tribal-like chanting.
Last update: 9:59 a.m. on May 20, 2011
CHICAGO – Warner Bros. on Thursday finally issued an official statement confirming that principal photography is under way for “The Dark Knight Rises”. That’s like telling a mom she’s a mom two weeks after she delivers. The press release contained 455 words – yes, we counted – and literally only one word in it is new. Everything else we’ve already reported.
CHICAGO – With “The Dark Knight Rises” filming continuing today at the Farmiloe Building on St. John Street in London, a number of new developments have hit the Web.
Latest update: 12:26 p.m. on May 17, 2011
CHICAGO – As we’ve been reporting, “The Dark Knight Rises” has officially begun filming at the Farmiloe Building on St. John Street in London. Filming is scheduled to continue at this location until May 21, 2011.
CHICAGO (Exclusive) – This report is short, sweet and juicy (especially if you’re in London and trying to see “The Dark Knight Rises” filming).
CHICAGO – News surfaced yesterday in Hebrew that Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul has been cast in “The Dark Knight Rises” as a mad scientist, but embarrassingly, this reporter only went to “American Hebrew school” and can’t actually understand Hebrew.