The Dark Knight Rises to shoot in Pittsburgh

Christopher Nolan’s set to commence shooting The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh, the home of some classic geek movies. A good omen, surely?

What do director George A Romero, David Cronenberg’s kinky classic, Videodrome, and The Dark Knight Rises have in common? The answer, of course, is Pittsburgh.

Romero attended university in the city, while in Cronenberg’s film, Pittsburgh was the source of the nefarious, mind-altering broadcast in Videodrome. And according to the latest Batman news to come in from the US, it’s to be Christopher Nolan’s location for his third and final entry in his Caped Crusader adventures.

“Pittsburgh is a beautiful city,” Nolan said of the location choice, news of which reaches us via Film School Rejects. “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.”

The Dark Knight Rises will, therefore, join an illustrious list of movies shot in part in Pittsburgh, which includes Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter, Kevin Smith’s Dogma, and Adrian Lyne’s 80s welding documentary, Flashdance.

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Best of all, Pittsburgh was used as a stand-in for Detroit in the all-time classic, RoboCop. Now, that’s surely a good omen for Nolan’s last Batman movie, all by itself.

Film School Rejects

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