Christopher Nolan Rejects 3-D for Next Batman Movie

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Okay, so you're Chris Nolan and you've made one of the biggest blockbusters ever with The Dark Knight... where do you go from there?

The studios would tell you to do your next Batman movie in 3-D because, well, everyone's doing it, right? Well, not Chris Nolan.

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Cinematical got a chance to talk to Batman Begins and Dark Knight cinematographer Wally Pfister about the next film and what the plans may be. A while ago, we heard that Nolan might be trying to do the Dark Knight sequel completely in IMAX. I'm sure everyone recalls that several key sequences in Dark Knight were shot exclusively in IMAX, making it the first major narrative blockbuster film to use the large format cameras and film for something other than just effects work.

"What Chris and I have talked about is doing something cool and something interesting," Pfister said. "[Director] Brad Bird was [saying] 'you've got to shoot the whole thing in IMAX!' I was like, yeah, I've talked to Chris about that."

The main concern is the unwieldy, large cameras required for shooting IMAX, but Pfister seems to think the trade-off is worth it:

"I did it for one shot of 'The Dark Knight' because he said, you have to say you did it, and literally I had this strapped to my shoulder and I was carrying it. But I think Chris is game for doing something interesting like that, Lord knows that the 3-D fad might pass by the time that summer comes around."

Get bent, Avatar, you're just a fad!

The final nail in the coffin for the argument against 3-D? "He doesn't want to shoot on video, and I'm the same way."

What I'm getting out of this is: "James Cameron can suck it." Amazing.

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