Tully Summers, who is the concept artist for the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, has revealed how Christopher Nolan has developed a movie that is more along the lines of a war film, than it is a comic book movie. Tully claims that Christopher Nolan did his best to ensure that the movie had both grittiness and realism.
Summers explained, “The difference for me was Christopher Nolan’s visual style. One of the things that makes his Batman movies so compelling is their tone of plausibility. He will often prefer a raw, grittier design over one that is very sleek and product design pretty. It’s sort of a practical military aesthetic. This stuff is made to work, not impress shoppers. The Dark Knight Rises is a war film."
He added, “Films like Batman are meticulously planned. Every shot is storyboarded, framed, lighted and choreographed to camera. Any photos taken that are not from the intended camera are out of context. In a sense it’s like judging Sesame Street or the Muppets from a set photo: 'That’s ridiculous! There’s a whole guy hanging out that character!' Christopher Nolan is a consummate filmmaker. Consider his body of work and his first 2 Batman movies. I don’t think fans will be disappointed.”
The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit the big screen on July 20, 2012.