Film director Christopher Nolan told the press this week he plans to make the next Batman film technologically groundbreaking.

The auteur director said he follow up picture in his Batman series will be called 'The Dark Knight Rises' and will be shot using high-definition IMAX cameras and not 3D.

Nolan believes the introduction of 3D would disrupt what he called the visual continuity of his series to date, and he simply wants to retain the epic sense of scale that was present in the two previous films.

"We want the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before in the first two films. There was a large canvas and operatic sweep to The Dark Knight, and we want to make a film that will carry on with that look and feel," Nolan told the press.

"There's an intimacy at times with 3D and we just didn't want to lose scale. Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun. This is not starting over, this is not rebooting. We're finishing something, and keeping a consistency with what's come before has real value."

He added: "We're looking to do something technologically that's never been done before. Our ambitions are to make a great movie."

'The Dark Knight Rises' is due to be released on July 20, 2012.