"The Dark Knight Rises' director Christopher Nolan is bringing on board actress Anne Hathaway on his new film 'Interstellar' after playing theiconic role of Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in the final installment of Nolan's 'Dark Knight' franchise last year.
The forthcoming sci-fi blockbuster is also starring Matthew Mcconaughey, reports Deadline.
The movie has been in development since 2006 since director Steven Spielberg planned the project along with Christopher's brother, Jonah Nolan. Nolan was recruited to write a script which is based on physicist Kip S. Thorne's theory that wormholes exist and can be used for space travel.
However, Spielberg left the project, allowing the Nolan brothers - who have collaborated on numerous films, including the 'Dark Knight' trilogy, 'The Prestige' and 'Memento' - to come together once again.
The final script is thought to be a combination of Spielberg's movie and an original idea from Christopher and will be a joint production between Paramount and Warner Bros.
In a year ripe with superheroes, sequels, and one last bite from the Twilight franchise, the box-office was booming in 2012. Here is a quick look at the 15 top-grossing films of the year worldwide, according to businessinsider.com
The box-office bowed in favor of Batman, cartoon figures and Kristen Stewart!"The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were among the best performances at theaters this year. See what else joins them on the list!
The highest-grossing films this year are:
20. "The Vow"
19. "Safe House"
17. "Taken 2"
16. "21 Jump Street"
15. "Hotel Transylvania"
14. "Snow White and the Huntsman"
13. "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
12. "Wreck-It Ralph"
11. "Men in Black 3"
10. "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
9. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
6. "The Amazing Spider-Man"
4. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2"
3. "The Hunger Games"
2. "The Dark Knight Rises"
1. "Marvel's The Avengers"
To find a villain for Batman to fight is one thing, but to physically transform a man into a giant adversary, that's another story!
For those who saw Tom Hardy the slender British actor who crept his way to the hearts of his fans with solid small roles in "Inception," "Warrior" and "This Means War;" the guy is fairly unrecognizable not only for his creepy crab-like mask but he totally looks like one huge rhino in the finale of "The Dark Knight Rises!"
Hardy had to put on thirty pounds of muscle to create the on-screen terrorist leader determined to destroy the city of Gotham. It took Hardy four months in the gym to become the indestructible Bane!
Hardy's eyes and body were the only tools to bring Bane to life as his voice was also digitally enhanced leaving no trace of Tom the actor! Yet the scar on his right eyebrow is fairly visible to remind his fans of who he is!
The effort certainly paid off as Hardy has given movie lovers an unforgettable performance in "The Dark Knight Rises" and one new remarkable villain to fear!
The film "Total Recall" could't top the hit film "Batman: the Dark Knight Rises" in the box office this week. The Batman film was at the top for the third consecutive week, bringing in USD 36.44 million, while "Total Recall" brought USD 26 million only.
The film "Ice Age: Continental Drift" went to second place, down from the fourth, with USD 8.4 million. In fifth place was the film "The Watch" bringing in USD 6.35 million.
The box office officials in the USA decided to delay the results announcement for this week as they are mourning the recent armed attack in Colorado. The new "Batman" film premiere in Colorado witnessed an attack by James Holmes (24) and 12 people died while hundreds of people were hurt.
This declined the revenues of the film, and the production company "Warner Bros." decided to block information about their size for this week. The film "Batman Dark Night Rises" thus inspired other films to do the same about this week's revenues.
The Dark Night Rises premiered with a massacre that left 12 dead dozens wounded in Aurora when a random shooter attacked the audience at a post-midnight screening of the superhero movie.
Despite the sheer shock at the violent act the final installment of the Batman trilogy grossed to $162 million in the US, posted latimes.com.
This marks a drop in the anticipated revenues for "The Dark Knight Rises" which was expected to haul $180 million to $200 million during its first weekend.
To share the grief with the families of the victims, the production company Warner Bros. postponed the release of box office revenues and the film premiers in Paris, Mexico City and Tokyo were canceled.
It doesn't look like there is a distinct difference in the number of movie goers after the tragedy due to advanced ticket sales as "The Dark Knight Rises" screenings were sold out over the weekend.
The movie is still going steady overseas making about $80 million in Europe and next weekend, it will open in 57 more.
The Dark Night Rises is directed by Christopher Nolan who brings on board some of his "Inception" cast members and digital effects to the final installment of the superhero franchise lead by his original Batman Christian Bale and Ann Hathaway.