The latest Batman film in Christopher Nolan's reboot of the series, The Dark Knight Rises is set to film in Pittsburgh, PA starting in summer. The official confirmation comes from the local news source, Pittsburgh Post Gazette itself.
"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city," the London-born director said in a statement. "We have been able to find everything we were looking for here, and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman."
It was also reported that Christopher Nolan has already met with representatives of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
"We are thrilled to be welcoming the Batman film to Pittsburgh, and eager for the economic impact that our city will experience," the mayor said in a statement. "This is another example of the growing film industry in our community, and we will be rolling out the red carpet for them."
Although it remains to be seen which parts and locations of the Steel City, Pittsburgh will make their way onto the big screen as background for Gotham City, Dawn Keezer, the director of the Pittsburgh Film Office commented:
"They're still nailing down actual locations but what they really fell in love with was the diversity of architecture and the gorgeous buildings that we still have in Downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas."
Not much of the story is know about the third installment of the Batman movie and it does look that it will remain this way for some time. The Dark Knight Rises will be directed from a screenplay both Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan wrote based on a story by him and David S. Goyer.
He will also produce the movie together with Emma Thomas and Charles Roven with Warner Bros. Pictures distributing it.
Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette