Dark Knight Scene Cancelled Due to Pollution

The Associated Press (via CNN) reports that a scene that was to be filmed in Hong Kong for The Dark Knight was cancelled because of pollution in Hong Kong’s iconic harbor (Spoiler ahead!):

A scene in which Batman was to drop from a plane into the harbor has been axed after the movie’s producers found the water quality could pose a potential health risk, the South China Morning post reported in its Sunday edition.

“The plan was for Batman to be seen jumping into the water and then climbing up some bamboo, or something similar,” the Post quoted an unnamed production official as saying.

“But when they checked a water sample, they found all sorts of things; salmonella and tuberculosis, so it was canceled. Now the action will cut to inside a building.”

The Dark Knight opens in theaters on July 18, 2008.

Source: Adam, des