Thursday, December 8, 2011
Extra Dies On 'The Dark Knight Rises' Set
An extra on the New York City set of "The Dark Knight Rises" died during a rehearsal last month, Warner Bros and the Screen Actors' Guild confirms.
The New York Post reports that in November, an unidentified male suffered a heart attack after wandering away from the Wall Street set, and was found some time later. He was rushed to a hospital, but was unable to be revived.
"The studio can confirm that a male extra passed away while on a break during an off-set crowd rehearsal for a sequence with several hundred extras ... in early November. Production fully cooperated with the authorities' investigation, which established that he died of natural causes," a rep for Warner Bros said.
"The Dark Knight Rises," Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman film, shot throughout New York City, including a number massive brawl scenes on and around Wall Street. The scenes involved Batman, played for the third time by Christian Bale, taking on villain Bane, who is played by Tom Hardy. Filming in New York caused traffic snarls throughout the city.
The film also shot in Los Angeles and London, amongst other international cities