The Dark Knight Rises script
Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), vanished into the night. Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for what he and Gordon hoped would be the greater good. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and a merciless terrorist named Bane (Tom Hardy) force Batman out of exile and into a battle he may not be able to win.

CIA MAN:

FIRST ONE TO TALK GETS TO STAY ON

MY AIRCRAFT! (Cocks weapon.)

SO...WHO PAID YOU TO GRAB DR.

PAVEL?!

Nothing. CIA Man fires out the open door and the Special

Forces yank Hooded Man 1 back in, clubbing him quiet.

CIA MAN:

HE DIDN'T FLY SO GOOD! WHO WANTS TO

TRY NEXT?!

The Soldiers grab Hooded Man 2, hang him out the door.

CIA MAN:

TELL ME ABOUT BANE! WHY DOES HE

WEAR THE MASK?!

The prisoner says nothing. CIA Man presses the gun to the

man's hood - he cocks the gun...nothing.

CIA MAN:

LOT OF LOYALTY FOR A HIRED GUN!

THIRD PRISONER (O.S.)

Or he's wondering why someone would

shoot a man before throwing him out

of an aeroplane.

CIA Man turns to the Third Prisoner. Shuts the cargo door.

CIA MAN:

Wiseguy, huh? At least you can

talk. Who are you?

THIRD PRISONER:

We are nothing. We are the dirt

beneath your feet. And no one cared

who I was until I put on the

mask...

CIA Man, wary, approaches the Third Prisoner - pulls off his

hood, revealing a dark mask with a breathing apparatus. The

eyes behind it are cold. Still. This is Bane.

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Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan "Jonah" Nolan (born 1976) is a British-American screenwriter, television producer, director and author. He is the creator of the crime drama series Person of Interest. He has co-written several screenplays with his elder brother, filmmaker Christopher Nolan, including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar, and his short story "Memento Mori" was the basis for Memento. more…

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