Stating my agreement with the creative philosophies of Chris Nolan and his crew would really be redundant by this point, given their pretty much flawless track record so far. The latest bit of common sense comes from Nolan’s cinematographer Wally Pfister, who spoke a little about the third BATMAN film while accepting the “Star Award” at the Dallas Film Society. He said that he and Nolan have been mulling over shooting the movie in 3D, but they still think the format’s a fad, something more suited to theme park attractions than legitimate movies. While they’re still pondering whether or not to shoot all of BATMAN 3 in IMAX, they’re opposed to shooting it digitally. ADAMANTLY opposed.
Shooting an entire narrative feature in IMAX would be a hell of an additional burden to take on. The cameras are significantly heavier and louder than 65mm cameras and were so cumbersome on the set of THE DARK KNIGHT that the crew actually broke a couple by mistake. However, I think it’s something that the crew behind the third-highest grossing movie of all time could handle. Seriously, I’d be lot more intrigued to see what they could do with this format than what they could do with stereoscopic 3D or the latest high-end digital camera. Having seen TDK in IMAX a couple times, I’ll attest that the portions shot on that stock were truly breathtaking. There was a palpable sense of size and scope that I want to see more of.
There’s also a bit of news that isn’t really news saying Warner will more than likely going make some official announcement about this movie at this year’s Comic Con. The last time they made any real Bat-announcements was at Comic Con ’06, wherein THE DARK KNIGHT’s official title, Chris Nolan’s continued involvement and Heath Ledger’s casting as the Joker were announced.