Batman Scene Axed Over Bacteria Fears
A scene in the forthcoming Batman movie filmed in Hong Kong's polluted waters has been axed, over fears for star Christian Bale's safety. Producers of The Dark Knight - the sequel to 2005's Batman Begins - have scrapped the scene in Victoria Harbour, after finding the water contained high levels of fatal bacteria. A crew member says, "The plan was for Batman to be seen jumping into the water and then climbing up some bamboo on to a pier. "But when they checked a water sample, they found all sorts of things, salmonella and tuberculosis, so it was cancelled. Now the action will cut to inside a building."