August 01, 2006 08:05:21 GMT
Warner Bros. has announced that the Batman sequel is entitled "The Dark Knight" with Christian Bale returning as Batman and Christopher Nolan seating back as director.
At last the details of "Batman Begins" sequel have been unveiled. Warner Bros. Pictures' President of Production Jeff Robinov has just made an announcement on Monday, August 1 concerning the project. Titled "The Dark Knight", this second installment of the superhero will still be under the direction of Christopher Nolan with Christian Bale reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Apart from Bale, Heath Ledger has also been confirmed to be in the cast as The Joker. Jonathan Nolan will pen the scripts based on a story by Christopher Nolan and David Goyer while Emma Thomas also Charles Roven seat as the film's producers. Filming production is planned to begin by early 2007 to meet a 2008 release.
First gained recognition for his work in groundbreaking drama "Memento" (2000), Nolan has recently wrapped up the production on "The Prestige" which also features Bale in the cast together with Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, plus Scarlett Johansson. As for Ledger, the actor next is about to be seen in Neil Armfield's romantic drama of "Candy" alongside Geoffrey Rush and Abbie Cornish.