‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Script Due Monday

Christopher Nolan is reportedly in big trouble if he does not turn the draft in on time.

The Dark Knight Rises script due Monday
The Dark Knight Rises script due Monday
Christopher Nolan is due to have his The Dark Knight Rises script in by this Monday, which is tomorrow. David S. Cohen of Variety recently talked to Nolan, and revealed this bit of information via his own personal Twitter account:

"Chris Nolan told me his The Dark Knight Rises script is due Monday or he's in big trouble. Big trouble? What can they do? Fire him?"

This has caused much speculation in the fan world that both the plot and the sequel's main villains will be revealed sometime this coming week. We'll be sure to have that information as soon as it is released.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Sources: Variety

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  1. Summit10

    now that's what I'm talking about!!! get this started :) can't wait for the new cave, vehicles, armor and the villains!

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  2. WongFu

    Besides Batman, Nolan would be an excellent choice for the Sword of Truth and Tomb Raider series. Well I'm just saying.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  3. slysnide

    @Narrator & @bane5000 & @moviegeek: I think you can grade it on TDK's heels. After all, both "TDK" and "BB" have been compared as proper takes on the traditional 1st & 2nd Act in a Trilogy, and what Nolan ultimately accomplished with "TDK" was perfecting a second act's drama with a third act's action & pacing. Hence, he won't need to top that action scale for #3. For when you go with Joker, that's the type of action you get. Since he's picked one of the lesser known villains (most likely given the DQed ones) then it's bound to have less action and be more of a drama, as there was little character development for Bruce Wayne, as with Rachel dead and Batman in exile, he's kinda got a fresh start to go with. Ergo, it will in a way be stand alone, but can easily be graded on TDK's heels for being a proper sequel done for story's sake, and not for making more money, as Nolan previously said he wouldn't do a third one given he had no story, and that most third acts are disappointments anyway. Ergo, "The Dark Knight Rises" should be just as good, but in a different way.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  4. David LoPan

    nolan was joking. this is not real news

    4 years agoby @mr-davidlopanFlag

  5. Jay.A.Ottley

    I find this article laughable....I mean what can they do? Fire Nolan, and then they'll watch Bale and then Caine walk out the door

    4 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  6. mikehd

    Yeah right want of the greatest directors of this time in trouble

    4 years agoby @mikehdFlag

  7. tyler13d

    I heard they were going after the 'Prey' storyline which I had never heard about before this. , it sounds like a great story and an intelligent way to bring closure to this trilogy.

    4 years agoby @tyler13dFlag

  8. Aamiros

    WB is playing a role any other company would do. If u are the star performer, the owner wants more out of u and fast....and if u delay stuff then they get disappointed. Same thing is happening with nolan. Poor guy needs to relax and keep his cool, and all they do is pressurise him by giving him a deadline. Anyways im sure tht nolan has already submitted by now :D

    4 years agoby @aamirosFlag

  9. JasonKat

    true.. @bane .As much as we all wanna see batman 3 already, it wouldnt hurt to push back,( if needed) as long as they get it right... Have they announced the villan yet?! If so i hope its bigger than joker or atleast a worthy bad guy who we actally care about like we did with joker. And i hope to god nolan changes his mind and returns for atleast 1 or 2 more films. but theres a wish i may never get. psh :P

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  10. spynet315

    What this article should say is "The Dark Knight Rises Script Due Monday. Chris Nolan planning all-nighter with red bull and hot pockets to finish before finals week"

    4 years agoby @spynet315Flag

  11. Bane5000

    @The Narrator... Well put sir, we cant stay hung up on wether its gonna be better then TDK, we can only judge it on its own, as its own film, and hope the ending is great befitting of Batman and this franchise..

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  12. the Narrator

    Agreed. TDK went in a completely different direction than what BB was taken. I'm sure this film will follow suite, in that it will be it's own animal. All you can judge it on, is whether or not it ends the series justifiably, and if it is a worthy film period. To see if it reaches the same audience and message as TDK is asking too much, and possibly too little depending on how the film goes.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  13. moviegeek

    I'm grading this film as a film on its own. To grade it on the heels of the Dark Knight would be unfair.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  14. Messenger

    I don't see Nolan topping TDK. It seemed with TDK he had something sociological to say but use Batman as a vehicle to deliver subtext in his movie. If he can make third Batman that is just half as good I will be happy.

    4 years agoby @messengerFlag

  15. ejk1

    Nolan didn't talk to MW. The quotes from above come from David Cohen's twitter account. There's actually no proof that Nolan told this guy anything of importance.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. CBF

    I'll believe it when I see it. Uhh...in this case, when there's more of an official word, I guess. And that goes for all things Batman 3 and Superman Reboot. Way too many rumors regarding these two films.

    4 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  17. Wichy

    Glad this is finally starting to come together. Can't wait to hear more updates about the scipt!!!

    4 years agoby @wichitagalzlFlag

  18. ed_wood

    Nothing is gonna happen to him, I doubt it's even a big deal. They're not gonna bully the guy that made one of the highest grossing movies of all time. Nolan will be fine.

    4 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  19. Bane5000

    If WB was to fire Nolan..HUUUGGGEEE MISTAKE...that will just go to show they dont give a crap about the story, the franchise , the filmakers and the fans, they just want the money and on to the next project, Nolan appreciates the fans as much as we appreciate him as a great filmaker...

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  20. Bane5000

    @JasonKat...If it gets pushed back, that would be ok, cuz atleast it will give them time to get the script on the right track, instead of rushing it just cuz WB wants to get it going and get the money in their pockets no matter if the story is good or bad...

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  21. the Narrator

    Not expecting any solid news this week. Just because he has to turn in the script by Monday, doesn't mean he's gonna confirm/deny anything the following few days, nor will it get leaked (hell, they'll have the script sealed tighter than a crabs butox).

    Also, after reading the above comment, I agree with @ejk. The statement is uber vague, and really doesn't require fans getting riled up. My bet is also that it's on Nolans time table.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  22. JasonKat

    i have the feeling this movie will get delayed. or like they put it "pushed back" for sum random reason.

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  23. Diaigma

    LOL! Thumbs up for that quote! :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  24. slysnide

    That'd be nice, dishing out on the synopsis and all. Seein as I been speculating that news to come in December, just in time for finals. ;)

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  25. MovieManiac

    It's not like they are going to fire him. He brings WB a sh*tload of money and if they fire him, WB will lose a lot of audience member's.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  26. ejk1

    They won't do anything. Like I said before, we don't even know if Nolan will be in trouble with the studio, or if he will just be upsetting his own timeline. Again, the quote by Cohen is vague, without any necessary info to come to a concrete conclusion.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  27. Dan

    Well, I was just being silly. I don't believe for a second anything bad like him being fired is going to happen. That's absurd.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  28. Pjwolsker

    you guys are blowing this way out of proportion. they'll probably just fine him or something

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  29. Jakn

    Alrighty Then.

    4 years agoby @jaknFlag

  30. Dan

    @Jake Nothing, Jake. Don't worry. lol

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

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