'Dark Knight Rises' director Christopher Nolan talks film vs. digital (Video)

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

When it comes to film versus digital, there is only one way to shoot a movie for Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan.

The famous director was in attendance Saturday for the Produced by Conference where he was interviewed prior to the July release of the much anticipated third installment to the Batman series. When the topic of film vs. digital came up, Nolan stands by his believe that film is the only way to go. He states, “There’s a huge danger in all of this. If you are looking strictly at production cost, then you would use digital. But for the best image, it is still film.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan believes that film gives a director more range and depth as well as making it the best tool to tell a story. “The problem with the push to digital is its has been given a consumer aspect. It’s not what is best for the film,” Nolan explains. He adds, “What interests me is to use the best technology and that is film.”

Dark Knight Rises is the final movie in the Batman series. It follows The Dark Knight, which featured Heath Ledger as the iconic Joker. The Dark Knight brought in a record breaking $158.4 million in its opening weekend; Dark Knight Rises is expected to trump that and Nolan and his team are hopeful to beat The Avengers which opened with $207.4 million.

Tickets are available on presale June 11 for the July 19 showing. Check out the trailer for the film below:

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