New TDK Snippet from Empire Magazine

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by ActuallyRobin, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. ActuallyRobin Registered

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    Figured you non UK people wouldn't have read this so here I am being a nice limey and typing it up for you. Not a huge amount of new stuff, but some interesting bits imo.

    'The Dark Knight - July 25'

    Most years, a surfeit of sequels and remakes on a release slate provides an often justifiable cue for pundits to bemoan Hollywood's fear of originality. Yet we defy even the most jaded commentator to sniff dismissively at The Dark Knight. After all, look at what Nolan's Batman rethink did with the superhero genre - rooting out all the realism he could, yanking the action down into the gutter, focusing on character rather than spectacle. And now he's going to do all that - with The Joker.

    Of course, Heath Ledger's scuzzed, punked and psycho'd-up take on The Joker (dealt with in depth last issue) isn't the only reason we should be drooling with anticipation for The Dark Knight's July encore. In addition to the introduction of bike-tank the Batpod (pictured above - fyi it's the latest Batpod photo released btw), the casting of Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel and the slick design of the new Batsuit, we also have a second Nolanised bad guy: Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, who will be making his acid-drenched transformation into schizoid nutter Two-Face before the credits roll.

    "It's pretty common knowledge that Two-Face is a character that starts out as a guy called Harvey Dent," says producer Charles Roven. "At the end of Batman Begins, the DA ws killed, and so in the time between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, they elected a new DA. and that guy is Harvey Dent. He's reputed to be the white knight of the city, having made his name going after corrupt cops. And yes, at some point in our story, Dent will meet his fate."

    The hows and whys and precisely-what-will-he-looks-likes of the transformation are being kept under wraps. "He is hurting," says Eckhart himself when Empire visits the movie's Chicago set, "I think he has a lot of anger and resentment." But that's as much as he'll give away. "How I look as Two-Face is going to be a surprise. But, from what I've seen, I think you're going to be really happy, I was!"

    Pedigree: Chris Nolan has brought back all of Batman Begins' key cast members (except Katie Holmes), Newbies Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart only amp the quality.
    Est. budget: $150 million
    Predicted box office:
    $300 million (US gross),
    $450 million (worldwide).
    Daftest rumour: That Phillip Seymour Hoffman, James Gandolfini or Bob Hoskins was cast as The Penguin - a character Nolan dislikes.
    In a word... Psychotic

    enjoy :)
     
  2. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    I'm a non-UK person and I haven't read this, so thanks a lot, limey. :up:

    As much as I'd like a shot of Two Face, I'm glad we haven't gotten anything on that front. I hope they manage to keep it under wraps until July.
     
  3. Solidus Knights of Ren

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    Yea I agree, I would not mind seeing the footage in a trailer where he's in shadow and says "Only half"

    But yea I'm kinda hoping that.
     
  4. jimmy Registered

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    Nice little read.
     
  5. TV's Frank Mustache

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    very nice indeed
     
  6. Ama Zing Registered

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    God bless the English. :hehe:
     
  7. ChrisB Batman News

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    Guess this quote pretty much confirms there will be a little CGI on his Two-Face makeup :\
     
  8. ActuallyRobin Registered

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    I wouldn't infer that from that quote *shrugs*
     
  9. Sub-Zero Ice Cold

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  10. Juha Maybe I should retire

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    Great job as always, ActuallyRobin. :up:

    Isn't that a bit too optimistic? I thought $250 million was already pushing it but this sounds downright utopistic. Of course I'm not an expert when it comes to the US box office so maybe TDK has even more great things going for it than I realize.
     
  11. ActuallyRobin Registered

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    no new ones, its only a couple small columns worth. Basically from a round up of 2008 movies to watch.
     
  12. ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    That budget is 150 million in UK currency? How much is it in dollars?
     
  13. ActuallyRobin Registered

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    no its 150 million dollars :) which is about 75 million quid, bargain!
     
  14. Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    Cool stuff
     
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    sounds good!
     
  16. Max Doobermin Registered

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    Cool stuff, Robin. Good job :up:
     
  17. Yurka Let The Games Begin!

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    Awesome :up:
     
  18. ActuallyRobin Registered

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    Thats ok people, always happy to transcribe TDK info for all to read :)
     
  19. Bruce_Wayne Is doing 'Push-ups'...

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    That was nice ActuallyRobin!!
    Thanks for the information and, all the stuff about Harvey Dent sounds exciting, can't wait to see the movie!!!
     
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    :yay:
     
  21. FCEEVIPER Rubber bullets. Honest

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    Nice read.
     
  22. batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    Thanks, ActuallyRobin!
    It's a nice read. :up:
     
  23. Juha Maybe I should retire

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    Could you post the other box office predictions too? Iron man, The Incredible Hulk, Hellboy II etc. I'm guessing that those movies were also included in the article..?
     
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    Think about it, he said "from what I've seen". If it were only make-up, all he'd need to do would be to look in the mirror to know exactly what he'll look like. The fact that he hasn't seen the completed look means there must be CGI.
     
  25. Juha Maybe I should retire

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    Wasn't that pretty much confirmed at some point?
     

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