Cinematographer Wally Pfister Calls The Dark Knight Rises ‘Phenomenal’

Cinematographer extraordinaire and frequent Christopher Nolan collaborator, Wally Pfister recently talked about the script for Nolan’s upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises. Pfister was asked how Nolan can possibly top The Dark Knight and he responded with the following:

“I asked the same question. I read the script two weeks ago, and he’s done it. Plain and simple — he’s done it. It’s a phenomenal script. He’s still in the process of cutting it back because it’s a very long script right now, but it’s really phenomenal. And he actually had me go back and wanted me to watch, in IMAX, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight again. When I watched those I had read the script for The Dark Knight Rises and was like, ‘dude, it is a perfect trilogy.’ I think that was his intent, to work off those two pictures — and they are very different pictures. And it’s funny, we all had different opinions about which picture we like better.”

When asked about IMAX he said:

“Our goal is to shoot as much in IMAX as we can. We’re going to put in on the screen, and put it on the screen big. And I really encourage everyone to see it in IMAX if they can because we’re really going for it this time. In terms of the action, we are all scratching our heads right now trying to figure out how we’re going to do it; how we’re going to do it in the amount of time we’re going to do it in. The opening scene of the movie will blow your mind.”

I mean, there really aren’t any surprises here but it’s still nice to hear Pfister reinforcing what we already know. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind as to how good the film will be. It’s going to be un-fucking-believable, and Pfister’s words have me even more excited.

What do you think?