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20 December 2011, 06:18
Anyone into films will know that The Dark Knight Rises is one of the mostly hotly anticipated movies of next year, with some critics saying it'll be one of the biggest and best films of all time.
In the summer, the cast, made up of Hollywood stars including Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Sir Michael Caine and Tom Hardy, finished filming on location in the East Midlands.
Fans will have to wait until summer 2012 to see Nottingham in the eagerly awaited The Dark Knight Rises, the third film in director Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Batman trilogy.
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Emma Thomas, producer of this Batman trilogy, told Capital earlier this year:
"We've had a great experience shooting at Wollaton Hall. We're enormously grateful to the staff there and the people of Nottingham who were very accommodating. We hope everybody will be excited to see their local landmark on screen next summer."
Experience shows that locations which feature in films are given a huge boost in publicity and visitor number and the city is being warned to expect set jetters, people who travel around the world to see locations from the big screen in real life.
For example, Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, featured as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, saw a 230% increase in visitors.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:
"This is an amazing opportunity for Nottingham. It's not every day we get the chance to welcome Oscar winning Hollywood actors and their director to Nottingham and we were delighted when Warner Bros. agreed that Wollaton Hall would feature in this movie.
"There are Batman fans the world over and Christopher Nolan's first two films have been widely acclaimed, so there's every reason to believe that Wollaton Hall's involvement will generate national and international interest, and attract many more visitors over the coming months and years."
Destination East Midlands
Screen Agency EM Media had assisted the film's UK locations team with their searches for a variety of locations as part of its remit to support and attract film productions to the East Midlands.
Emily Lappin, Head of EM Media's Communications and Inward Investment, said:
"This is a real coup for Wollaton Hall and the city. Nottingham is well known for producing home grown British independent films and
Christopher Nolan is an exciting and visionary filmmaker who has reinvented the Batman film franchise. Wollaton Hall is a fantastic film location and its profile is set to soar".
Emily also told Capital that the East Midlands will continue to try and attract big names and productions to the region and that over the last year the East Midlands has really proved itself as a great place to film.