The French site CineWebRadio has a fascinating interview with concept artist Tully Summers (Men in Black 3, Thor, Avatar, Green Lantern) where he talks about many things, but gives a few nods to the upcoming Batman sequel.
You work mainly on the science fiction, fantastic, or fantasy film. But this year you work on The Dark Knight Rises. How does this change to work on the next Batman (with a realistic style) than your previous films?He also talks about the criticism of the costumes from the set pictures.
The difference for me was Christopher Nolan’s visual style. One of the things that makes his Batman movies so compelling is their tone of plausibility. He will often prefer a raw, grittier design over one that is very sleek and product design pretty. It’s sort of a practical military aesthetic. This stuff is made to work, not impress shoppers. The Dark Knight Rises is a war film.
Films like Batman are meticulously planned. Every shot is storyboarded, framed, lighted and choreographed to camera. Any photos taken that are not from the intended camera are out of context. In a sense it’s like judging Sesame Street or the Muppets from a set photo: “That’s ridiculous! There’s a whole guy hanging out that character!” Christopher Nolan is a consummate filmmaker. Consider his body of work and his first 2 Batman movies. I don’t think fans will be disappointed.
Read the rest of the interview here here. See more of Tully Summers protfolio at http://www.tullysummers.com/ and http://redenginestudios.deviantart.com/.
What do you think? Will The Dark Knight Rises be a 'war film?"
Via Comic Book Movie