Director Chris Nolan has denied reports that a Hong Kong location shoot for his upcoming Batman sequel “The Dark Knight” was scrapped due to pollution.
The scene in question involved Batman diving into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, and when the shoot was relocated there were immediate media reports that the cause was due to the water being too contaminated.
Nolan denies the claims, telling The AFP that “That was my decision, nothing to do with pollution. It was simply a script decision. Once you see the finished film, you will understand why. As far as the pollution question goes, I honestly have no problem dumping movie stars in it.”
The shoot plans to utilise the city’s high-rise skyscrapers instead, notably the tallest building – the 90-storey IFC2 – which Bale indicates he will jump off.