5 August 2014

The Dark Knight

Director: Christopher Nolan

Studio: Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Syncopy

Released: 24th July 2008


Dneg VFX Supervisor: Paul Franklin

Dneg VFX Producers: Matt Holben + Matt Plummer

Dneg CG Supes: David Vickery, Pete Bebb + Philippe Leprince


“The haunting and visionary Dark Knight soars on the wings of untamed imagination. It’s full of surprises you don’t see coming. And just try to get it out of your dreams.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

Update: Oscar nominee Paul Franklin from dNeg talks to the BBC about The Dark Knight

The follow up to the action hit Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman. In the Dark Knight, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime, as Gotham City suffers under a reign of terror at the hands of a criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger).

Double Negative was the lead facility for The Dark Knight, delivering 370 final shots, of which, 170 were IMAX.

Double Negative’s team faced a number of challenges on the film, including recreating Gotham City environments, a CG Batmobile, CG Batpod and digi-doubles. But the biggest challenge by far was working 5.6K, sometimes 8K for IMAX resolution.

The Dark Knight opened in the US on July 18th and in the UK on July 25th, 2008.


Online Press

Animation World Network – ‘The Dark Knight’: Grounding Batman – Part 1

Animation World Network – ‘The Dark Knight’: Grounding Batman – Part 2