Wally Pfister Says 'Dark Knight Rises' Not Shooting Fully in IMAX
There's a story going around originating on Collider claiming that Chris Nolan is working towards shooting The Dark Knight Rises entirely with IMAX cameras, as we've heard rumors about ever since The Dark Knight came out. I was hesitant to cover it until there was official confirmation, and there still isn't any, but an article did pop up over on The Wrap in the meantime with quotes from Nolan's regular cinematographer, Wally Pfister, who told them at an event last night: "they won't shoot the entire film for IMAX, he said, citing cost and the inability to capture sound as just two of the impediments." But maybe it's still too early?
Here's the big kicker with Pfister's statements - he's not officially signed on for The Dark Knight Rises yet. But unless he had some falling out with Nolan in the last six months, there is no way he won't be working with him again, and I'm certain he's already talking with Nolan about it, as that's how he likes to work (even though they're still casting right now). However, Pfister's statements reiterate what we have heard all along, that logistically and technically it's still too hard to shoot an entire movie with IMAX cameras, even though they want to. There's also a quote in a recent Hero Complex article about how Nolan doesn't like 3D, where Nolan says, "we're looking to do something technologically that's never been done before." So who knows?
Here's what Collider originally reported: "I'm hearing that Nolan will try and shoot The Dark Knight Rises totally in IMAX. I've heard that IMAX has been quietly developing a smaller, less intrusive camera that will be able to handle dialogue scenes. If the camera is finished in time, expect Nolan to use it." Sounds like the same exact thing we've heard since The Dark Knight; we even ran a rumor article late last year saying that "Nolan Wants to Shoot Batman 3 Entirely in IMAX." So is Wally Pfister right or is he just not up to speed on the plans yet? Or are they still unable to technically pull it off? We're not sure, but we will let you know!