New video of Dark Knight Rises vehicle

Spoilers galore as truck brings it to Pittsburgh set

Thanks to new video footage and images posted online it's now clear that Batman's latest ride in The Dark Knight Rises movie is definitely some kind of flying machine. 
Looking a little like the dropship from Aliens, the airborne vehicle clearly has a cockpit and wings and looks set to soar over Gotham in Christopher Nolan's new movie. 
The above image comes from TheDailyBlam!
The 'Batcopter' - as it's been described online - rolled onto the streets of Pittsburgh under cover, but was soon spotted without those protective sheets. 
Check out the video below... 

Has Christopher Nolan still got a few tricks up his sleeve, given the amount of footage leaking online? Will they CGI the hell out of this thing to make these shots a poor comparison to the end product? Let us know below!  


    • GarthMarenghi

      Aug 15th 2011, 3:22

      I didn't watch the video but a glimpse at the stills puts me in mind, as TF says, of the Aliens dropship. Nothing especially original in the design then, but apparently they are supposed to be adding CG rotor blades to it so we haven't seen exactly what it will look like in the finished film. I guess all this spoileriffic stuff is the price of shooting on location with real props, but it's a small price to pay if it gives us some respite from Michael Bay/Zach Snyder-style plasticky CG fests. I'm not as enthusiastic about Nolan's films as everyone else on the internet seems to be, but I do admire his desire to build real props and sets. I bet the stuntman feels like a little kid, getting to bomb around in that thing!

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    • ScottFree

      Aug 15th 2011, 10:23

      looks indeed as a mix of the Alien and Avatar dropships.... even on the truck it feels kinda real...not plastic-fantastic. oh and be fair....Bay had props build for TF, a giant Bumblebee, parts of Prime etc. but it looks different because of the colors....Nolan uses dark colors and different lighting which gives it a sense of realness.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Aug 15th 2011, 15:53

      @ScottFree - Yes I know, but Bay's stuff is slathered with so much CG he might as well not bother. One thing I don't mind praising Nolan for is his effects work; even when he uses CGI, it's in conjunction with sets, locations, miniatures and in-camera effects. Which is how it should be. CG is great when required, but it should always be the last resort when there is no other way to do it for your budget.

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