According to The Chicago Tribune, Warner Bros. Pictures will be starting production soon on the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight in Chicago. Director Chris Nolan, his cast and crew will be there for 13 weeks.

And not only that film, but two other flicks are taking on the windy city:

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 Dark Knight is scheduled for a July 18, 2008 release.