Below is a couple of quotes from concept artist Tully Summers about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
. The original article is in French, so what you see below is translated and paraphrased...
On RISES being different from the films he usually works on: "The difference for me was the visual style of Christopher Nolan . One of the things that makes his Batman films are so good is [the realistic tone]. He often prefers something crude -- a more gritty style of design -- rather than something very smooth and nice. It's military aesthetic. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a war movie."
On all the spy pics that showed up online: "Films like Batman are meticulously planned. Each [shot filmed] is designed, framed, lit and choreographed by the camera. [Spy photos are] out of context. His first two movies Batman [films represent what Nolan is doing on the new one]. I do not think fans will be disappointed [with RISES]."
"War movie?" Hmm...I'm down with that! (Thanks to BOF'er "Pelle" for the heads up!)
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES -- starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard -- hits theaters on JULY 20, 2012!