Wow, where to start?! Warner Bros. has quietly started location shooting for Batman Begins and already a ton of information is hitting our desks and the Web. We’ll start with scooper ‘Joe Chill’ who says the following is the official synopsis of the film from the WB’s Intranet (includes possible spoilers)…
Director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia) and screenwriter David S. Goyer (the Blade trilogy) join forces for another action-packed chapter of the Batman saga!
As a young boy, Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him–a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parent’s deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate.
Fleeing to the East, where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra’s Al-Ghul, Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City, which is overrun by organized crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile, Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries, the company he inherited.
The discovery of a cave under his mansion, along with a prototype armored suit, leads him to assume a new persona, one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes Batman!!!
In the new guise, and with the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various nefarious schemes in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan ‘The Scarecrow’ Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right.
Meanwhile, many of you have written in to tell us that the Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, UK will serve as the Wayne Manor in the film. You can check out a picture of the house here.
‘Robert’ has also done some more investigative work about the production and sent this bit…
It looks like production has already begun for Batman Begins. An article in the Icelandic newspaper suggests this. The crew have already become familar with the surroundings, proven by these exclusive shots (February 8 and 27), posted on the official site of the mountain guides (Isalp) in that area.
The shots are of Susan Whitaker (Assistant Art Director) and Quentin Davies (Propsman). By the looks of this report, it’s not easy to reach. (Artic advisor) Nick Lewis, Krister Johnson (Transport captain) are there together with the safety team of Nick Lewis, Simon Abrahams and Paul Ramsden.
Stay tuned for more Batman Begins news soon!
Source: Superhero Hype!