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Der neue "Batman Begins" Trailer ist da !!!
Bei Empire Online gibt es das internationale "Batman Begins" Teaser-Poster...
Mit Dank an Bernd von Batmannews.de
[...] Two actors are up for the role of The Joker in BATMAN BEGINS AGAIN. Australians Lachy Hulme (LET'S GET SKASE) and Bruce Spence (ROTK:EE) are rumoured to be stepping into Jack's boots. It's clear that they're going for thin, lanky and spooky, and will probably save on makeup and special effects if The Spence is cast. [...]
Die Offizielle Website hat das "Batman Begins" Teaser-Poster veröffentlicht...
Looks like Tim Booth's character in the upcoming "Batman Begins" will be Victor Zsasz. It'll only be a small appearance by the thug, says Batman-On-Film.com, but it's likely he'll pop up in the sequel - if only for a few minutes at the start.
Bei SHH! gibt es ein sehenswertes Bild vom neuen Batmobil... Und bei JoBlo.com kann man das neue Batsuit genauer inspizieren...
Bei CS! gibt es eine EA-Pressemeldung zum "Batman Begins"-Videospiel... Und bei DH neue Charakterfotos...
Bei BOF gibt es Infos zu einem Sequel zu "Batman Begins"...
About.com sprach mit Katie Holmes über ihre Rolle in "Batman Begins"...
[...] I play Rachel Dawes and I work in the DA’s office and I’m Bruce Wayne’s good friend growing up, and that’s all I can say.
Do you do any stunt work or is it a more talky role? It’s more of a talky role. I’m not into stunts. Not one of those girls. I like it real easy. [...]
How many are you signed for? It’s sort of more complicated than that question. They can have me if they want me for two more. [...]
Bei DH gibt es einen ganzen Schwung an neuen Infos zu "Batman Begins" !!! Und HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer, two of the film industry's most prominent composers, are in discussions to collaborate on Warner Bros. Pictures' "Batman Begins," which Christopher Nolan is directing. While it is not uncommon for multiple composers to write the score for a movie, those efforts are not typically collaborative. In this case, longtime friends Zimmer and Howard are looking to join forces. A spokeswoman for Howard confirmed that the co-composing plan for "Batman" is "very likely to happen" but that exact plans will be formalized "closer toward January," with scoring set to begin "in April or May." A spokesman for Zimmer would not comment on the possibility of the collaboration, saying only that "Batman" is a sensitive project and the composers' "schedules are hectic." [...]
Bei DH gibt es ein detailliertes Bild des "Batman Begins" Batsuits... Und endlich ist auch der "Batman Begins" Teaser-Trailer online...
Bei DH gibt es Infos zur Comic-Con-Präsentation von "Batman Begins"... Bei Latino Review gibt es ein erstes Bild von Cillian Murphy als Dr. Jonathan Crane...
Bei AICN gibt es eine detaillierte Beschreibung des kommenden "Batman Begins" Teaser-Trailers...
Bei SHH! gibt es Infos zur möglichen Besetzung im "BB"-Sequel...
Bei CS! gibt es Bilder von Morgan Freeman als Lucius Fox, Gary Oldman als Lieutenant James Gordon, Michael Caine als Butler Alfred Pennyworth und Liam Neeson als Henri Ducard !!!
Bei Batmans.de gibt es - neben altbekannten - ein neues "BB"-Bild...
Bei MSNBC / Newsweek gibt es einen lesenswerten Set-Bericht mit neuen Bildern...
Bei DH gibt es neben neuen Batmobil-Bildern, auch folgende Meldung...
"WB thinks releasing a teaser at the San Diego Comic-Con is "soon enough" and then a couple days later with "Catwoman". So yes, sadly, the teaser will debut with that abomination of a movie. Why? For WB, it's their only way at getting any comic-book fans at seeing the movie, and regular audiences alike. The recent cuts have been horrendous and the WB doesn't want any more blacklash after "Batman & Robin". Even if it means getting a little bit of bad press for 'Begins'".
Bei SHH! gibt es Infos zu den VFX und neue Set-Bilder...
Bei SHH! gibt es Bilder vom Set...
Bei DH gibt es Insider-Infos...
"Expect Batsuit pictures (clearer ones this time) in June with (firstly) The Hollywood Insider, and then expect the onslaught to continue. Warner Bros. hasn't fully decided to release more character photos, like Michael Caine's Alfred, Katie Holmes' Rachel, Gary Oldman's Gordon, etc. but they could be seen also this coming June. Also, if you don't already know, cast & crew interviews and "official" set pics will be added to the next issue of Movie Insider.
Expect a teaser trailer to debut with either "Harry Potter" in June, or possibly "Catwoman" in July although I've been told the first movie is confirmed though. Something will also happen big with San Diego Comic-Con...expect BB to have a big presence there [...]"
Die Offizielle Website legt nach und hat ein paar Bilder von Christian Bale als Batman bzw. Bruce Wayne veröffentlicht...
Bei SHH! gibt es ein erstes Bild von Christian Bale als Batman - aus der Entertainment Weekly...
Bei SHH! gibt es Bilder vom "Arkham Asylum"-Set !!!
The Z Review hat ein erstes Bild von Christian Bale als Bruce Wayne veröffentlicht...
Bei AICN-DownUnder gibt es ein Script-Review zu "Batman Begins"...
Die Offizielle Website bietet schon jetzt ein Bild vom Batmobile, wie es in "Batman Begins" zu sehen sein wird...
Bei AICN gibt es Infos zu einer "Batman Begins" Promo-Reel...
Bei SHH! gibt es einen Scan aus dem Magazin "Entertainment Weekly"... USA Today sprach mit Cillian Murphy... Und The Z Review meldet, dass am Freitag in London für "Batman Begins" gedreht wurde: Erste Szenen mit dem Batmobil...
Bei AICN gibt es ein Script-Review zu "Batman Begins"...
Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es ein positives Script-Review zu "Batman Begins"...
[...] In short, Batman Begins is ... a Western! The story features a gruff loner with a thirst for revenge who comes to town to rid it of the outlaws and corrupt officials bedeviling it. This man of violence can only trust a few townsfolk for help (I guess that makes Jim Gordon the quintessential one good deputy) and he must rely on his incomparable physical skills to get the job done. If that isn't a traditional Western plot then I don't know what is. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es eine Pressemeldung von Warner Bros...
Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film, has commenced production in Iceland, with Gary Oldman joining the all-star cast. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
In Batman Begins, Oldman will play Lieutenant James Gordon, a detective on the Gotham police force. The film stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman; Michael Caine as his trusted butler Alfred; Katie Holmes as Rachel, a childhood friend of Wayne's; Liam Neeson as Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard; Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, a former board member and sidelined employee of Wayne Enterprises; and Ken Watanabe as the villainous Ra's Al Ghul.
Directed by Christopher Nolan from a screenplay by David Goyer and Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins is produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Larry Franco. The executive producers are Ben Melniker and Michael Uslan. The film is based on characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.
Batman Begins is scheduled to film in Iceland, London and Chicago.
The film, which explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham, will be released worldwide in Summer 2005 by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Die Bunte sprach mit Christian Bale... Und DH berichtet über "Batman 5"...
[...] "Last Samurai" actor Ken Watanabe has won the role of lead villain Ra's Al-Ghul in the Chris Nolan film. An announcement about his casting is expected to hit the trades shortly. [...] the role of Harvey Dent does appear in the script and will be played by an actor whose previously worked with Nolan before - both Guy Pearce and Al Pacino have previously been rumoured for the part.
There's also a pretty cool description of the Batsuit: "It is made of silicone and a material similar to the "Spider-Man" costume. It has a armored look to it around the chest area. There is no yellow oval--the Bat symbol is like it is in the current comics. It may be part of the chest armor. The suit is dark, but not totally black. From the description that I got, it's dark gray. The cape, cowl, boots, and gloves are black. I've heard two descriptions for the ears. One report said that they are shorter than they were in the previous films. Someone else told me that they are "Kane-style;" based on the orginal look of Batman back from 1939. I've also heard two reports on the eyes. I've heard it had lenses, and I've heard it didn't. I'm sure that costuming experienced with both. The utility belt will have pockets, but with a sleek look to it (nothing like what Adam West wore)".
The title is also tipped to be announced this week with "Batman Begins" looking certain to be the new title.
Finally its been confirmed that whilst shooting will take place at Shepparton Studios, the nearby giant Cardington Hangar facility once used for the construction of airships, is also being used. They're currently building set(s) in it with shooting inside of it aiming to begin in April.
Bei CS! gibt es folgende Variety-Meldung...
Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson are confirmed to have joined the cast of Warner Bros.' new Batman film, reports Variety.
Freeman will play Lucius Fox, a respected businessman and the CEO of billionaire Bruce Wayne's mega-conglom, based in Gotham City. Liam Neeson plays the villain, Ra's Al Ghul, a wealthy international terrorist.
Christian Bale stars as the Caped Crusader in the Christopher Nolan-helmed project which will start shooting March 16 in London. Also cast are Michael Caine (as butler Alfred), Cillian Murphy and Katie Holmes.
Cinescape berichtet, dass Liam Neeson in Christopher Nolan's "Batman" einen Bösewicht spielen wird !!!
Bei SHH! gibt es einen lesenswerten Variety-Artikel über Christopher Nolan's "Batman"...
[...] Humanity and realism, says Nolan, is the crux of the new pic.
"The world of Batman is that of grounded reality," he says. Burton's and Schumacher's visions were idiosyncratic and unreal. Nolan says, "Ours will be a recognizable, contemporary reality against which an extraordinary heroic figure arises." [...]
Bei Latino Review gibt es ein positives Script-Review zu "Batman: Intimidation Game"... SPOILER !!!
Bei DH gibt es detaillierte Infos zur Story... SPOILER !!!
SHH! meldet, dass die Dreharbeiten im Februar 2004 in Island beginnen... SPOILER !!!
[...] the Warner Bros. production will shoot there for two weeks. [...]
In the scene, Batman, played by Christian Bale, will be fighting on ice with Ra's Al Ghul's #1 pupil (who that is, you'll have to figure out). They won't be fighting for real, however, as it is more of a training exercise.
We're also told by our source that Batman: Intimidation is a cross between Year One and Year Two and that it's interwoven very creatively. So start thinking about which characters appeared in each and you might get an idea. The film is also said to be very story-driven.
Of course you want to hear about the costume. Let's just say that the costume concept the production is using is awesome! Just wait and see...
Cillian Murphy, who rose to prominence earlier this year with his role in "28 days Later", has been cast as one of two new "Batman" villains. Variety don’t say which villain he will be playing. The young Irish actor would become the fourth to be cast in the Christopher Nolan-helmed project that stars Christian Bale. He first came to the attention of Nolan after he tested for the role of Batman. Michael Caine has also joined the cast to play Alfred and the producers are now zeroing in on Katie Holmes to play the female lead subject to a screen test with Nolan. The film's plot, scripted by David Goyer, is being kept tightly under wraps, but the studio and Nolan are gearing up for a 2004 start date and 2005 release. Michael Caine said earlier this week that Viggo Mortensen is a favourite of Chris Nolan’s for one of the other Bat-villain roles.
Warner Bros. is zeroing in on Katie Holmes (Dawson's Creek) for the female lead of its next Batman film.
Holmes has been offered the role, subject to a screen test with Christian Bale that will be conducted by director Christopher Nolan. While Nolan considered many young actresses to play Batman's love interest Rachel, Holmes is the only actress who will do a screen test. It is considered likely that a deal will follow shortly after.
Holmes would be the third cast. Nolan, who came aboard the film with his producing partner Emma Thomas, first set Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, and recently began negotiating with Michael Caine to play his butler, Alfred.
The film, scripted by David Goyer, is gearing up for a 2004 start date and 2005 release.
Harry von AICN träumt von Orson Welles' "Batman" - nach einer Meldung von CBR... Was wäre wenn !?!
'The Turncoat' returns with more stuff on both projects: "I suppose you've heard by now that Christian Bale is WB's new Bat. They've been eyeing him for a long time. I hear that Josh Jackson was also looking good too, apparently they might use him if Year One ever gets off the ground which all has to do with the success of this one. Batman vs Superman is also back on the cards too, but again, depending on the sucess of Bat 5. Bale's contract apparently says he's got to do a sequel and B vs S. They're casting the villain at the moment, and they're looking for a Farrell-Sandler-Sly size marquee name for that one. Superman's also showing signs of happening soon too, Matthew Bomer's been in and out of the lot, and there's talk they might be testing Josh Jackson because he did a good Batman audition. They're currently scouting locations, and trying to get Selma Blair out of another film so she can do this apparently. McG is definitely directing despite the rumours".
[12.09.2003] AICN berichtet, dass Christian Bale (u.a. "Die Herrschaft des Feuers") die Hauptrolle in Christopher Nolan's "Batman" spielen wird !!!
Harry here... Moments ago it was decided and sealed.... Christian Bale will be BATMAN in Christopher Nolan's BATMAN. I also have it confirmed that Ras Al Ghul will definitely be a villain in the film, though there may be a possibility of a small part to be played by the Scarecrow. Also the film will have a good deal to do with London this time out. But fanboys and girls... you got your wish. BALE is BATMAN! Now Celebrate!
[08.09.2003] CS! meldet...
Warner Bros. and director Christopher Nolan are readying Batman 5 (with the working title "Batman: Intimidation Game") for a production start in early 2004. [...]
Last week, the studio and Nolan tested several actors - including Jake Gyllenhaal, Christian Bale, Joshua Jackson, Cillian Murphy and Eion Bailey - to determine who will next play the Dark Knight. A casting decision is expected as early as this week.
The film, developed from a script by David Goyer, should hit theaters in 2005. [...]
Even the much-talked about Batman vs. Superman is still possible, but the studio is determined first to breath life into the characters as separate entities.
[23.07.2003] Bei TFN kann man den 8-minütigen Kurzfilm "Batman : Dead End" downloaden (Benötigt Quicktime 6.3)... Bei Moviehole gibt es einen Kommentar dazu...
I’m hearing that this new "Batman" short that’s been heavily talked about over the web has caught the eye of Warner Bros. They not only "love it", they’re seriously looking at doing something with it in the form of one of the future "Batman" instalments. For those that haven’t heard, the film on topic, is an 8-minute short called "Batman : Dead End", which pits Batman against the Joker in a dark alley. It’s being claimed the best Batman Film ever. [...]
[19.07.2003] AICN berichtet über ein weiteres "Batman"-Projekt, welches zur Zeit die Runde macht...
[...] Indeed, there was a BATMAN shoot, but it was for a short film that is currently being kept under lock and key. I have seen this film, and it's any fan boy's wettest dream! It looks AMAZING. [...] I think you'll agree that this is the best looking Batman ever put to celluloid. The actor really carries it off, a true testament to the director's casting eye. The story has a majorly PISSED Batman confronting the Joker for the last time in some dark, back alley during a rainstorm. Trust me when I tell you it’s got some mind-blowing surprises in it. [...]
[21.06.2003] E! Online meldet...
[...] Get this...Batman is heating up right now, and it looks like Warner Bros. is fast-tracking the project, trying to catch up with the current money being made off these comic-book movies at, well, pretty much every other studio in town. With reports that a new draft of the screenplay is due soon, the latest casting rumors have boiled down to a single candidate:
That's right, Ashton Kutcher. [...]
[04.04.2003] DH meldet...
Batman on Film indicates that the hiring of David Goyer for the project is not to pen a whole new script but rather to re-write "The Frightening" script which was leaked around the net recently - "[That script] was clearly a sequel to the previous four Bat-films and it has been indicated to me that Nolan plans to restart the series and go with a new continuity. So I guess you can safely assume that The Scarecrow will be the villian in the next Bat-film". Personally I thought that script had its moments and some nice concepts but still needs a LOT of work - especially in the character development and dialogue elements, hopefully Goyer can fix it up if its true. For now though be cautious, like "Superman" there's so much bullsh*t floating around its best not to take anything seriously.
[28.03.2003] CBR News meldet...
[...] Variety reports that David Goyer, the man behind the "Blade" franchise, has signed on to write the script for a new "Batman" feature. This will not be "Batman: Year One." Nor will it have anything to do with "Batman Vs. Superman." It's not "Batman: The Frightening" either.
According to the write-up, Goyer will pen an all-new script based on a take by the film's director Christopher Nolan. Nolan, who helmed such top-notch films as "Memento" and "Insomnia" signed on to direct a "Batman" movie last January. [...]
[22.03.2003] SHH! meldet, dass Warner Bros. die Domains BatmanTheFrightening.com und BatmanTheFrightening.net reserviert hat... Im SHH! "Batman 5" Board gibt es ein Script-Review zu "Batman: The Frightening"...
[11.02.2003] The Daily Telegraph meldet, dass Guy Pearce (u.a. "Time Machine") evtl. die Rolle von Bruce Wayne im nächsten "Batman"-Film spielen wird...
[29.01.2003] Bei AICN gibt es einen Kommentar zu einer Variety-Meldung (u.a. bei CS! nachzulesen)... Demnach scheint Christopher Nolan (u.a. "Memento") - zumindest noch - nicht auf dem Regiestuhl platzzunehmen...
[23.01.2003] DH meldet...
DC comics editor Bob Greenberger recently spoke on a sci-fi/fantasy panel convention in Boston which Comics2Film attended and revealed some interesting news: "The editor stated that the much-rumored new script, Batman: The Frightening is now the most viable candidate for the next Batman movie. As has been previously reported, the story involves the villain known as The Scarecrow. Greenberger reportedly told the crowd that Aronofsky's Year One project is "gone"...[but] Frank Miller may still be working on either Year One or The Frightening. Finally, with regards to Batman, the editor cautioned that things are in the early stages and nothing is ever final".
[07.01.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein positives Script-Review zu "Batman: The Frightening"...
[...] The villain is The Scarecrow. Robin is not in the movie and is never referenced to, nor is Batgirl. Alfred is here of course and Gordon is in it quite a bit, in fact plays a very integral role in the entire thing.
I’ve never been a huge fan of the comics or the movies, but I think what I found most striking is how dark the entire thing was. I’m talking a complete 180 from what we’ve seen in Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, and even a few shades darker than the first Batman. WB seems to be going an entirely different route with the franchise now. Batman is a detective first, crime fighter second. The means and technology he uses to unravel the crimes is some of the coolest stuff in the script. [...]
[31.10.2002] Bei Spiegel Online gibt es einen interessanten Artikel über den Stand der Dinge in Sachen "Batman vs. Superman"...
[09.07.2002] CS! meldet...
Wolfgang Petersen will direct Batman vs. Superman for Warner Bros., with the tentpole project targeted for a 2004 release, reports Variety.
In a script penned by Andrew Kevin Walker (Seven), the two superheroes are allies who come to mighty blows over what Petersen describes as differing philosophies.
"It is a clash of the titans," Petersen told the trade. "They play off of each other so perfectly. (Superman) is clear, bright, all that is noble and good, and Batman represents the dark, obsessive and vengeful side. They are two sides of the same coin and that is material for great drama."
Petersen, who is aiming for an early 2003 start date, pointed to Matt Damon as a possible candidate, describing him as "an interesting action man and a hell of an actor."
Development continues on a standalone Superman with helmer McG, writer J.J. Abrams and producer Jon Peters, as well as Darren Aronofsky and Frank Stack's Batman: Year One.
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