The Dark Knight Rises Won’t be Shot Entirely in IMAX

Earlier this week, a rumor made the rounds that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises will be shot entirely in IMAX. That’s not the case, director of photography Wally Pfister told TheWrap at an Inception screening last night.

Pfister said he and Nolan hope to shoot much of the new Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," for IMAX — as they did for sporadic parts in "The Dark Knight." But they won’t shoot the entire film for IMAX, he said, citing cost and the inability to capture sound as just two of the impediments.

In addition to stressing again that he and Nolan are not big fans of 3D, he brushed off speculation that the film would shoot in New Orleans, though we’re pretty sure scenes will be shot in the city and other locations starting in April. He added that he doesn’t expect to see the script until early next year.

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to hit theaters on July 20, 2012.