The Chicago Tribune reports that Warner Bros. Pictures will shoot Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight in Chicago for 13 weeks:
After Vince Vaughn and company wrap shooting of “Fred Claus” here on Friday, the city gets a break before Universal Pictures brings “The Express” to the Windy City in April for three months of filming. It’s the life story of Ernie Davis, the first black college football player to win the Heisman Trophy. Once “The Express” is done, Warner Brothers will be in Chicago for 13 weeks for its next “Batman” project, starring Christian Bale.
The studio is targeting a July 18, 2008 release date for the anticipated film.