‘The Dark Knight’ website posts viral image of villain via Twitter
Monday 23 May 2011
As the upcoming Batman film begins production on the conclusion to the trilogy, the official website launches with the first
The Dark Knight Rises of the villain Bane, played by Tom Hardy (
The image was released on May 20 though the film's viral campaign begun via a Twitter account. Tweets using the hashtag #thefirerises will generate images that appear on the film's website, according to website Batman-news. In a mosaic, the small images of Twitter profile pictures will be arranged to create a larger photograph which turns high-resolution.
So far, the official website for The Dark Knight Rises is simply a black page that features eerie chanting.
The viral campaign for last film The Dark Knight included an alternate-reality game, treasure hunts, deciphering, and early tickets to the film screenings.
The studio announced May 19 that director Christopher Nolan is shooting in New York, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, England and Scotland, and India.
Footage will be filmed again with IMAX cameras but more extensively than The Dark Knight, the first time a feature film utilized IMAX photography.
Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, who worked with Nolan on Inception, Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman, and the return of Gary Oldman and Michael Caine. Tom Conti and Matthew Modine have also joined the cast.
The Dark Knight Rises is due in theaters in July 20, 2012.
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