Dark Knight Hong Kong Filming Disrupted by Crowds
Shooting on "The Dark Knight" in Hong Kong hardly ran smooth on Friday, November 9, 2007 as it got interrupted by crowds trying to get a closer glimpse on the whole process, the Hong Kong Standard reported.
Film crews at that time were taking shoots around the city's oldest wet market when great number of curious onlookers flooded the area to get better look on the project's star Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman. The take itself ran from noon during the hectic market delivery time with dozens of lorries driving up a narrow road below the Central escalator.
Tempers then became frayed by the time security personnel and plain-clothed police marched forward to contain the spectators in busy lunch-hour traffic. One of the crew's members was even spotted to lash out at Hong Kong's Film Services Office representatives, calling for more police help.
The heated situation finally got cooled after an FSO staff member reassured the filmmaker there were 100 plainclothes officers in the area and that a large number of uniformed officers would not be appropriate during filming.
Meanwhile, feel free to take a look at some pictures on Freeman and Bale on the Hong Kong set of "The Dark Knight" :
And catch the frenzy happened in downtown Hong Kong as hundreds of people gathered to get glimpses of the two actors :
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