The latest addition to the Batman movie franchise will not be filmed in 3D, according to director Christopher Nolan. The Dark Knight Rises, due to hit cinemas in 2012, will buck the trend for recent Hollywood blockbusters to be given the 3D treatment
"We're finishing something and keeping a consistency with what's come before has real value," said Nolan, before adding of the HD, "We're looking to do something technologically that's never been done before."
The Dark Knight Rises is the third Batman movie Nolan has directed, and the caped crusader's eighth feature-length outing to date. Previous instalment The Dark Knight saw late actor Heath Leger pick up the best supporting Oscar for his role as The Joker.