Back in March I received an email from a reader who bumped into “Team Nolan” while jogging in Osterley Park (in West London). Christopher Nolan was scouting the Osterley Park House as a possible location for The Dark Knight Rises, and now it looks like it’s going to happen. The following comes from the Osterley House website:
This summer, we are taking the rare step to close Osterley House to the public for four days – on June 15, 16, 17 and 22, 2011 – for private hire. In addition, we are closing some rooms of the house on a phased basis from May 19, 2011 to July 3, 2011.
The shoot is expected to include interior shots only, and Bilal Bhatti snapped a picture of a sign that names one of the rooms in particular. Bhatti adds that a dining room will also be part of the shoot. Click the image below to enlarge:
While nothing is confirmed, it seems likely that the scenes shot inside the Osterley Park House will double as Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises. As far as Wayne Manor’s exterior? I’m sure it’ll look just like it did in Batman Begins… brick-for-brick.