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Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter head an all-star cast.

BURBANK, CA – May 18, 2011 – Filming begins this week on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Dark Shadows”, which brings the cult classic television series to the big screen under the direction of Tim Burton. The film’s all-star ensemble cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, and newcomer Gulliver McGrath.

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Burton is directing and producing “Dark Shadows” from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, story by John August and Grahame-Smith, based on the television series created by Dan Curtis. Also producing are Oscar® winner Richard D. Zanuck (Alice in Wonderland, Driving Miss Daisy), continuing his long association with Burton; Oscar® winner Graham King, (Rango,The Departed), continuing his collaboration with Depp; Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, and David Kennedy. The executive producers are Chris Lebenzon, Nigel Gostelow, Tim Headington, and Bruce Berman.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, Oscar®-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (Sleepy Hollow), Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland) and editor Chris Lebenzon (Alice in Wonderland). The score will be composed by Danny Elfman.

“Dark Shadows” is being filmed entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and on location.
“Dark Shadows” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.


BURBANK, CA, April 19, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.

Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.

Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.

The film reunites the actors with Christopher Nolan, who recently directed them in the award-winning blockbuster “Inception.”

The director stated, “When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.”

Heading the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The main cast also includes Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as Bane.

Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Christopher Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release in Australian Cinemas July 19, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


This is the part where everyone says: WHAAAAAAAAAT?…Because we just have official confirmation of one of the biggest secrets surronding the production of Christopher Nolan`s “The Dark Knight Rises”. Teenage pop star (no comments) Justin Bieber has been confirmed to join the film as Dick Grayson/Robin. YEP IT`S TRUE.

Bieber is also playing a role in Ashton Kutcher`s new film WHAT WOULD KENNY DO?.

We don`t know how Nolan could agreed on this, but maybe the preassure from the big sponsors and companies involved finally had results. Let`s hope Nolan does a great job still.

If you are Crying, and jumping to google to confirm this news, don`t bother, because this is an April Fool`s joke…Got you! (Sorry we know this is really cruel) 😛

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will portray Alberto Falcone, also known as the villain the Holiday Killer, a serial killer who murders his victims on holidays. Falcone is the son of crime boss Carmine Falcone (played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins), bringing Nolan’s trilogy full-circle and basing the film pretty much in Nolan’s favorite and most referenced Batman stories: The Long Halloween.

Still, with no word from Warner Bross., there’s no word if Alberto will actually become Holiday like in The Long Halloween or just be more of a general nuisance to Batman, like his father was.

So with this news, the confirmed new characters so far are: Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) , Bane (Tom Hardy) and Alberto Falcone (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

The Dark Knight Rises, is scheduled for release on July 20, 2012.

UPDATED:  EW is now saying Variety is incorrect. While he has a role, the magazine says it’s not Alberto Falcone. Let the speculation start again 😦

The British actor Michael Gough – a favourite of director Tim Burton and best-known for his role Alfred the butler in the Batman films – has died aged 94.

He was best known for roles in four films about the Dark Knight between 1989 and 1997, but also made 150 appearances in films and TV shows such as Sleepy Hollow, Dracula, Doctor Who and The Avengers in a six-decade career.

Gough’s first acting appearance was in the TV movie Androcles And The Lion in 1946.

Rest in Peace

23 November 1916 – 17 March 2011

Warner Bros’ has announced that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman.
In addition to this Bat-News Tom Hardy (Inception) will be playing the Batman classic nemesis Bane (who broke Batman’s back in the comics).

Check the official Press Release here via Collider:

BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Christopher Nolan stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”

In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The bunch of rumours for Chris Nolan “The Dark Knigth rises” don`t stop. Now is rumoured Eva Green and Naomi Watts are going to be cast in the film as Talia al Ghul (daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, played by Liam neeson in Batman Begins) and Vicki Vale (Played by kim basinger in tim Burton`s Batman).

Another names for the film are Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara, Charlotte Riley, and Gemma Arterton are also testing for female roles.

More rumours say a new Batmobile and Batcave will be on the film.  it should be real, because Batmobile was destroyed in The Dark Knight and Bruce and Alfred have been working on the Batcave since the end of Batman Begins.

via. Collider