Death On Batman Set (Updated)
Reported by Jay Cochran - 2007.09.25
UPDATE: A crew member working on the new BATMAN movie died in a "tragic" accident and not during filming, studio bosses have confirmed.
The unnamed special effects expert was following the Batmobile on a racetrack in Surrey, England when the car he was in crashed into a tree.
It had been reported the victim was trying to figure out how to film a car chase scene for Batman: The Dark Knight on Tuesday (24Sep07).
But a spokesman for Warner Bros. Pictures insists the accident did not takevplace on the film set and actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Heath Ledger were not involved.
A statement reads, "There was a fatal accident at a special effects facility for The Dark Knight on the afternoon of 24th September. A technician on the film died when the truck he was in struck a tree following a test run.
"Warner Bros. Pictures and the entire cast and crew of The Dark Knight are deeply saddened by this tragedy and their hearts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased."
A crew member on the new BATMAN movie has been killed in an onset accident.
The special effects expert was following the Batmobile on a racetrack in Surrey, England when the car he was in crashed into a tree.
It is believed the dead man was trying to figure out how to film a car chase scene.
The unnamed victim, a married father of two, died at the scene of the crash. Police and the Health and Safety experts are investigating the incident.
None of the film's cast including Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Heath Ledger saw the accident. Batman: The Dark Knight is released next year (08).