Last week when Warner Bros. issued a press release for The Dark Knight Rises, there were very few surprises. However, one bit of news from the announcement that we hadn’t heard before was that Christopher Nolan would be taking his last Batman film to Scotland. Now, thanks to The Daily Record, we know why:

Glasgow is to be transformed into Gotham City in the latest Batman film sequel.

Director Christopher Nolan will use shots filmed around Glasgow in some of exterior scenes in the final instalment of his Batman trilogy.

Nolan, who previously used Chicago to depict Gotham, wanted to use several different locations to create a Gotham nobody would recognise. A source revealed: “He plans to use various cities to provide a mash-up of what Gotham will look like.

“Glasgow was location-scouted for the last film Dark Knight, though in the end it wasn’t used. This time, Chris already has several scenes in mind.

“The city centre architecture is hugely impressive. But he will be filming in secret.

SOURCE: The Daily Record