Few would argue that Christopher Nolan is one of the most talented filmmakers out there. After all, his movies like Inception and Memento have not only garnered critical praise but have also been box office successes, while his upcoming war film Dunkirk is generating quite a bit of buzz as you can imagine.
Nolan is better known for the Batman films starring Christian Bale though, with many regarding these as the best movies to feature the Caped Crusader to ever come out of Hollywood. Perhaps the high point of his Batman trilogy is the final film The Dark Knight Rises, a complex movie with a great villain and a stupendous performance by Anne Hathaway as the sexy Catwoman.
Many think, and rightly so, that Ben Affleck (who’s directing a new Batman movie) will have his work cut out for him trying to match Nolan’s Batman achievements…
But it appears that Nolan is not yet done worked on his highly-acclaimed Batman trilogy though. Actually, in an interview with badtaste.it (via Collider) the filmmaker said he is “very much” involved in a 4K remaster of his old Batman films.
“The wonderful thing about 4K technology is it gets closer to the resolution that we shot in film”, said Nolan. The director went on to explain that 35 mm films have a resolution of 6K, while IMAX ones more than 18K. And he said that modern video formats for home use such as 4K with HDR would allow him to provide an experience “that’s much, much closer to what it was like to see the original film prints as projected on film”.
However, don’t expect to see 4K editions of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises anytime soon, though. This is because Nolan also said in the interview (which you can watch below) that this remastering process is “long and complicated”, meaning this higher resolution editions of his Batman films could still be a while away. Nonetheless, this is still an exciting prospect and something to look forward no doubt for those who are proud owners of an ultra-high definition TV set.
The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)