If the rumors are true, the Batcave may be getting a green facelift. The Dark Knight Rises Rumors site reports that in one of the most exciting adaptive re-use projects to date, Transylvania's old Salina Turda Salt Mine could be Christopher Nolan's location of choice for the latest Batman movie to be released next summer. Nolan unofficially visited what is now a popular tourism site in Romania last January, while producers on the project met with Bucharest officials to discuss the potential of filming. Although an interior set is also being built at Warner Bros.' studios in Los Angeles, the salt mine's futuristic lighting and gnarly infrastructure are already fit for a Batman location, obviating the need to use more resources for the film. That is, if we can believe what we read. Check out photos of the enigmatic salt mine after the jump and let us know if you think this is a good location for The Dark Knight Rises.
Batman may be going green, if you can believe the rumors
After Christopher Nolan visited the Salina Turda Salt Mine in Romania last January
And producers of The Dark Knight Rises met with officials in Bucharest
Rumors have proliferated that Nolan will be using the salt mine as a potential film location for the next batman film
If true, this would be an excellent choice
The mine's lighting is already so futuristic looking
And the infrastructure so enigmatic
That Nolan would have to make few interventions to make this location suitable
The mine also has a stable microclimate
Though humidity is high
Nolan is famous for preferring real locations for his blockbuster films
Though part of the interior set is being built at the Warner Bros. Studio in L.A.
We think the salt mine makes a great additional location. How about you?