The International Herald Tribune report that the majority of The Dark Knight’s Hong Kong filming has now been completed. Scenes included “dozens of police officers” storming a skyscraper in the financial district, filmed late on Sunday and early on Monday morning; whilst earlier in the week Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) and Bruce Wayne were filmed having a conversation on a bridge near Lyndhurst Terrace. Bale also stated in a press conference that he was scheduled to jump from the “90 floor International Finance Center”. And that he did — scroll down to see the vertigo inducing pictures of Batman standing on the edge of the tall building, and video of the encircling Helicopter.
In this conference Chris Nolan also debunked those previous rumors that a scene was abandoned because of pollution, citing script changes as the real reason.You can find another entertainment round-up in this ITN video hosted on YouTube:
Hong Kong Videos:
A Round up of the HK Action and Batman Jump (pictures montage and footage towards the end):
Police Storming the Scene
Morgan Freeman being filmed:
Hong Kong News Reports:
Hong Kong Pictures:
Batman’s Big Jump:
High Resolution shots of the HK filming, from Christian Bale Fan. Check out the link for lots more galleries and high resolution pictures of Bale and Freeman.
After the big explosion, little else can impress us now, however filming continued for at least one more day in Chicago, with Bruce Wayne’s Lamborghini being spotted kitted up and driving around. Two sets of pictures are out there, the first comes via draperyfalls,
Secondly, chgojobs had this pull right out in front of him:
He carried on to follow the action and captured this video:
Rory_bat has returned from this weekends Dark Knight filming fiasco and with him he has brought treats aplenty. We have 44 shots including close up photography of Gary Oldman being directed, the memorial podium, gunmen on the roof, Gotham PD sleeping on the job and a horse’s backside.
In full motion video we have a scene captured from the memorial service, it’s contents can be considered a spoiler,
We also have a video that shows Gary Oldman preparing for a scene on The Dark Knight set,
We’re back again, this time with an entirely different stunt but once again involving a helicopter and a large building. This comes via chgojobs.
Spectacular stunt for the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight. The scene involves two helicopters hovering next to the tower and five stuntmen that come flying off the building. This was filmed at a high rise under construction near Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.
At the start not a lot happens, it all kicks off at about 40 seconds in:
I think this is the 8th post in two days: it’s all go at the moment. Anyway, MyFoxChicago are back with another behind the scenes stunt video exclusive, this time it includes people being dangled from a helicopter.
This shooting event was a big occasion, and as expected, a lot of people were there to take pictures. Yippee. One of the best collections of pictures of The Dark Knight Memorial service comes from flickr user kedziers in his Gotham City set.
Here are a few select and super high resolution (2mb each) pictures provided under the Creative Commons license that I have picked out, followed by the traditional flickr slide-show gallery:
Our second set comes from tiffanyjbt. Here we can see Christian Bale, as Bruce Wayne, riding a Ducati:
Alright, I am sure you guys already know where they were shooting today: Berghoff’s (I think I spelled that right), some kind of old and classy restaurant/bar type. The crew had vehicles all on Adams and the adjoining streets. The first time I walked by early on in the day they were shooting inside. They had some screens up over the exterior and I could hear them yell “rolling”. I didn’t know who was inside at this point. Outside there was a large bus that had “Corerctions” written on the side of it. It was a GPD bus, presumably for hauling off prisoners of a sort. There were also a few GPD extras milling around. I walked further down toward State St. and saw all kinds of GPD and Gotham cars waiting to be used. I figured some exterior stuff would be happening later. I wasn’t wrong.
Around 2:30 or 3:00 I made my way back and sure enough, there was quite a bit of action. There was a whole crowd of extras dressed in suits, they seemed to be reporters or maybe just onlookers. In front of this crowd was a GPD officer holdig a shotgun (very cool). Some of the extras were pretending to shiver..don’t forgett the fall setting. It was amusing to watch. A bit further down in front of Berghoff’s was were the good stuff was happening. Nolan and co. were shooting a scene where GPD and Lt. Gordon escort Maroni and his goons into the corrections bus, busting them. I stood across the street and watched (taking pics and got video of one whole take). Eric Roberts looked great as Maroni, cuffed and all. After each take they would wipe the sweat off of Oldman, Roberts and the extras, attempting to keep the atmosphere of Fall in place (certainly tough with today’s weather).