When you think of all the iconic Batman adaptations we have seen over the years, it's impossible to overlook Christopher Nolan's epic The Dark Knight Trilogy. Starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, the three films introduced a whole new generation to Batman; they are renowned for employing a more gritty, realistic tone to the comic book world.
Beginning with the awesome #BatmanBegins in 2005, the saga reached new heights when the universally acclaimed sequel #TheDarkKnight was released in 2008 and grossed over $1 billion. The epic conclusion, #TheDarkKnightRises, was released in 2012 and would go on to gross even more.
The Dark Knight Trilogy is undoubtedly considered one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the three films may be getting a 4K conversion, overseen by none other than Christopher Nolan.
Christopher Nolan Is Converting His Old Films To 4K
While promoting his newest film Dunkirk, Nolan was interviewed by BadTaste.It. During the interview, the writer/director spoke about his plans for the 4K HDR remastering of his old movies, presumably including The #DarkKnight Trilogy. Check out the interview below:
When asked about the 4K technology, Nolan enthusiastically spoke about the conversion and how it would give home viewers a chance to see his films closer to the 6K resolution that he shot them in. He stated:
"It allows us to give somebody in the home an experience that's much much closer to what it was like to see the original film prints as projected on film, and I think that's a very exciting prospect."
It's unclear whether Nolan will start with his older films or with his most recent ones, so it could be a long wait. Still, anyone who has The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-ray will know that the films are already stunning quality, especially the scenes shot in IMAX. So you can imagine just how incredible they would look when remastered in 4K.
Would you pay extra to see The Dark Knight Trilogy remastered in 4K? Let us know in the comments below!