Debunking the heavily-circulated report saying a Hong Kong scene in "The Dark Knight" was canceled due to water pollution on the city's harbor, helmer Christopher Nolan has informed AFP that the shoot was cut merely because of script changes and not the water's poor quality.
"That was my decision, nothing to do with pollution. It was simply a script decision," the man insisted. "Once you see the finished film, you will understand why. As far as the pollution question goes, I honestly have no problem dumping movie stars in it."
The British filmmaker further added that the superhero flick will use Hong Kong's spectacular skyline during several days filming there instead. Project's leading star Christian Bale was reported to be quite excited about climbing to the top of some the city's highest buildings "and jumping off of them", in the meantime revealing that he would do some filming on the top of 90-storey IFC2, Hong Kong's tallest building.