Synopsis: The conclusion to Christopher Nolan's hugely successful Batman trilogy concludes the story that started with Batman Begins and continued through The Dark Knight. Eight years after the last film, Bruce Wayne faces his greatest challenge when the villainous Bane comes to Gotham, using terrorist tactics to take over the city and break the Batman. To emerge triumphant, the hero will need to marshal the forces of order, including Catwoman and the police force.
After two separate instances in which increasingly large swaths of the musical accompaniment for The Dark Knight Rises went online as previews over the last few weeks, the entirety of the score by Hans Zimmer is now available for a listen.
A viral video from next year's RoboCop remake introduces curious consumers to Omnicorp's line of municipal defense products. The fictitious corporation's advertisement provides a clear look at the updated version of ED-209, the beastly machine never designed to handle staircases, and it also gives a thoroughly teasing close-up look at some surfaces from the redesigned RoboCop, to be played by Joel Kinnaman.
A new behind the scenes featurette for The Dark Knight Rises is making the rounds online, increasing the general hysteria that has surrounded Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie for the last several years. The promotional video clocks in at over thirteen minutes and includes talking head interview snippets with Nolan, sibling screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, and actors such as Christian Bale and Gary Oldman. There's also just a whole lot of Nolan actually overseeing and orchestrating the production, particularly the big action beats.
Just yesterday, you may have found yourself spending fourteen minutes in the aural company of Hans Zimmer's The Dark Knight Rises score. Perhaps you're a more visual person and that wasn't enough to get you riled about the theatrical release a mere two weeks from now, though, so today we've got big visual treats from the last movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
Two weeks. After years of ridiculous anticipation, there are but two weeks between audiences and the theatrical debut of The Dark Knight Rises. As Warner Bros. massive marketing effort continues unabated across the nation, there's yet another new way to stoke the fires of your lust for Christopher Nolan's Batman swan song: fourteen minutes of the score composed by Hans Zimmer.
For months, the official synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises has basically been a cast listing, because Warner Bros. knows that you need to know next to nothing about the sequel in order to get your ass in the seat. You're going to see Christoper Nolan's last Batman movie because it's Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie and it's the sequel to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Also: Anne Hathaway in a catsuit.
A year ago, before a poster or really any serious promotion for the film was publicly available, anticipation for The Dark Knight Rises was already at deliriously overblown levels. There's been so much fanatical, unquestioning excitement for the last entry in Christopher Nolan's rebooted Batman trilogy that Warner Bros. could probably guarantee a huge opening with marketing limited to exclusively to Myspace, Friendster, and street-level sign-twirlers.
Warner Bros. and indestructible phone-maker Nokia have teamed up to unleash a new The Dark Knight Rises trailer on an internet already on the cusp of Batman-related vapors. It's not a tease or a cross-promotional bit of fluff. Nah, this is a full-length theatrical trailer, and it might just be the best one we've seen for this film, depending on your taste. While previous trailers have gone for ominousness and a slow-build, this one starts with Bane blowing stuff up and only briefly pauses for breath when it isn't pummeling with action.
So far, much of the material we've been seeing from The Dark Knight Rises has been somber and a bit cold. With a month until the film arrives at theaters nationwide, though, the bombast-O-meter is starting to spike. Today we have two new thirty-second TV spots hyping the film, and both hurl a whole lot of action at you and show off a whole lot of new footage, much of it involving Batman doing cool stuff with his vehicular toys. Also explosions. Lots of those too.