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"Batman" en Fuego in Chicago

Where's Mr. Freeze when you need him? Filming on the next installment in the Batman franchise, "The Dark Knight," was halted temporarily while firefighters attended a blaze in a building being used for filming. The 14-story building, formerly a post office, is set-dressed as the Gotham National Bank--presumably the Joker (Heath Ledger, this time around) is planning some kind of heist.

The conflagration seems to have started in the ventilation system (combustible dust, one imagines) and was not apparently connected to the production. Nobody was hurt, and the fire engines left after about two hours. Filming will pick up again tomorrow.

"The Dark Knight" is a follow-up to "Batman Begins" (2005). Christopher Nolan is again directing, and Christian Bale is again donning the bat suit. Despite the title similarities, this film is not based on the popular Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name. But it's fun to think it might be.

Source: Reuters.

Posted by on April 24, 2007 11:09 PM
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