Friday, July 20, 2012

The Artists of 'The Dark knight Rises' (2012) - Update

Friday, July 20, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 6

Here are some of the artists that worked on the superhero film The Dark Knight Rises (2012). There are many talented artists involved in the production of a film. These are only some of them according to IMDb and my own research.

One artist I spoke with suggested there's a gag order on them, so it might be only after the film opens that we get the full list. If you know of any other artists, please let me know in the comments or via my contact form.

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Production Design
Nathan Crowley  IMDb
Kevin Kavanaugh IMDb

Storyboard Artists
Gabriel Hardman gabrielhardman.com

Concept Artists/Illustrators
Callum Strachan callumbo.blogspot.com callumstrachan.com
Tully Summers tullysummers.com
Eddie Yang - eddieyang.com
Jamie Rama - jamierama.com
Bryn Court - http://moviesculptor.co.uk/
Philippe Gaulier http://philippegaulier.blogspot.com/

Official Synopsis:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

US Release Date: July 20, 2012
Official Site:

Updated list of artists

What do you think of the film? What do you think of the artists? Have you seen their other work?

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

6 comments:

  1. very cool... a gag order... i am intrigued.

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  2. I hear Mr. Nolan is very secretive. But, I'm getting the book today and will update the site with more information soon! Subject: [filmsketchr] Re: Film Sketchr: The Artists of 'The Dark knight Rises' (2012)

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  3.  I am wondering why there would be a gag order! I haven't seen the movie yet, and probably won't in theaters. I'm just not that into batman, but the all-star cast oughta be good.

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    1. Allison, its not unusual for artists to sign an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) for a film. What is unusual is that the artists I contacted wouldn't even agree to an interview after the movie comes out. We'll see.

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  4. Christopher Nolan has a gift. The bat-mobiles look heavenly...but the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 Top Trumps them every single time, because she can fly and they can't, hehe!  

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  5. I thought both the film - and the artist - were pretty amazing. 

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