Christopher Nolan is known almost as much for his intense secrecy as he is for creating great films like "The Dark Knight," "Inception" and "Memento."
So today's news is a bit of a head-scratcher: As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the official website for "The Dark Knight Rises" has just posted a 49-page tome of production notes that reveals pretty much every little detail of the movie, up to and including the plot.
What, did the Joker join the Warner Bros. IT department?
And there's a lot more than just a short synopsis of the film available at TheDarkKnightRises.com.
Fans who head to the "About the Film" tab and then elect to download the production notes are also treated to lines of dialogue, interviews with the cast members and pretty much everything else short of Nolan's social security number and ATM password.
The decision to release this material is especially confusing considering the movie is finally coming out in just two weeks; after playing it coy for the last four years, you'd think everyone involved could make it for another 14 days without spoiling everything. But that does appear to be the new trend in marketing, as evidenced by "Prometheus" deciding to announce that it was, in fact, an "Alien" prequel just days before its release after an entire year of refusing to comment one way or another.
Of course, we're not going to actually spoil anything from "The Dark Knight Rises" here. If you want that kind of instant gratification, you can clicky click on the link and download it yourself. But since reading the plot isn't quite as exciting as seeing it in IMAX, we figure we can manage to wait another two weeks.
After all, we've waited this long for "The Dark Knight Rises." Too bad Warner Bros. couldn't.
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