Yesterday, we reported the start of a viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises and today we have some major developments! A new CIA transcript and a countdown! Check it out after the jump!

The Fire Rises website has gone blank; that image of Bane everyone worked to reveal back in May has disappeared. The Fire Rises Twitter page (@thefirerises), was updated this afternoon with a twitpic link, leading to a third CIA document, which you can read below (click to enlarge).

So what is “Operation Early Bird”? Head over to and wait. The countdown should end tomorrow around 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST. has been reacquired by its original founders. Please pardon any interruptions during this transitory period.