THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will Have More than 1 hour of IMAX Footage

The Wall Street Journal reports that there will be “more than one hour’s worth” of IMAX footage in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, director Chris Nolan said:

“There was a huge irony that we were told it would be too difficult to shoot a Hollywood movie on IMAX when we had this gigantic camera department, grips, electric, hundreds of people working for us,” says the director, whose agreement to direct “The Dark Knight” was contingent on Warner Bros. allowing him to shoot the film in IMAX. “These were cameras that had been to the top of Mount Everest, to the bottom of the ocean and into outer space, but people thought we couldn’t make a feature film. It was absurd.”

The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy.

The Dark Knight Rises is released on 19 July 2012 in Australia