Titan Books to Publish THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Novelization

Titan Books to Publish THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Novelization

Novelist Greg Cox is currently penning the novelization of The Dark Knight Rises which will be published by Titan Books and released day and date with the movie.

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises," the much-anticipated final chapter in writer-director Christopher Nolan's film trilogy featuring the legendary DC Comics character Batman, will be adapted into an official tie-in novel written by award-winning author Greg Cox and published by Titan Books, under a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Novelist Greg Cox is no stranger to Batman or the DC Comics Universe, having written the official novelizations for such major comic book storylines as Infinite Crisis (2006), 52 (2007), Countdown (2009), and Final Crisis (2010). He has produced numerous bestselling adaptations and original novels based on Star Trek, Underworld, Warehouse 13, and other popular properties. His original novel Terminator Salvation: Cold Warwon the 2010 Scribe Award for tie-in fiction, and CSI: Headhunter took the award in 2009.

"Batman is one of the most iconic characters of popular culture," Titan Publisher Nick Landau said. "We're tremendously excited to work with Warner Bros. on the novelization of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,' especially since it is the culmination of everything Christopher Nolan has done with his amazing trilogy. This is a part of motion picture history."

The publishing of Titan Books' The Dark Knight Rises is timed to reach consumers worldwide on the same day as the Warner Bros. Pictures release. "The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theatres on Friday, July 24, 2012.

About "The Dark Knight Rises"
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on "Batman Begins" and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures. Slated for release on July 24, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

About Titan Publishing Group
Titan Publishing Group is an independently owned publishing company, established in 1981, comprising three divisions: Titan Books, Titan Magazines/Comics and Titan Merchandise. Titan Books' rapidly growing fiction list encompasses original fiction and reissues, primarily in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk and crime. Titan Books also has an extensive line of media and pop culture-related non-fiction, graphic novels, art and music books. The company is based at offices in London, but operates worldwide, with sales and distribution in the US & Canada being handled by Random House.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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MassExecutions - 4/16/2012, 2:39 PM
Crap! Accidentally clicked on a non-Avengers link. CRAP! Accidentally commented on it!
chaosman92 - 4/16/2012, 2:40 PM
Unlike most movie novels, Nolan doesn't want these spoiling the film. I remember that the Dark Knight novel wasn't released until the day After the movie. I still read it all and it went into a lot of the back story of Harvey and Reese and what the scarecrow did between films.
ralfinader - 4/16/2012, 3:17 PM
"It was the Bat of times, it was the worst of times. I had pretty much given up the whole Batman thing 8 years ago. Y'see, I got really sad when my good bestest bud Harvey did a triple Lindy into a railroad tie. So, anyways, yeah, 8 years...Even Gordon gave up, the ole Bat Signal now lights up a flea market just outside of Gotham. But, as lazy as I have been, word on the street is I made some dwarf angry. So now, some muscle-headed midget has a hate-on for some guy that hasn't showed a pointy ear in 8 freakin' years! Yeah, that and every chick I have any interest in look like Peter Parker's rejects..."
Superheromovie - 4/16/2012, 3:17 PM
Why does it say the movie will be released friday July 24th I thought it was July 20th. Did anyone else see what I'm talking about
TheBigBoss917 - 4/16/2012, 4:34 PM
July 20th is a friday, 24th is a tuesday which would make sense as the release date for the book
headlopper - 4/16/2012, 4:38 PM
@SuspenseSmith- Thanx. You saved me the diatribe.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/16/2012, 4:54 PM
Give us a damn trailer already
CrimsonDynamo - 4/16/2012, 8:38 PM
This was available on Amazon, etc for pre-order for a few months now...
Thegoddamnbatman52 - 4/17/2012, 12:12 PM
Yeah film novelizations are generally pretty uninteresting with the exception of the novelization of the first alien because a lot of detail about the mythology that he couldn't put into the movie were out into the book hell even some stuff from Prometheus is mentioned

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