Why The Dark Knight Rises Didn't Film at Occupy Wall Street

Co-star Matthew Modine, promoting his short Jesus Was A Commie, explained why the notion to film the megabudget blockbuster at Occupy Wall Street was scrapped. "The wisdom of Christopher Nolan and his incredible team was that, while it seemed like a good idea to give [the protestors] an opportunity for work, to give them money, it would send a terrible message. At the end of the day, we're making a movie. What's happening down there is more important than that. To co-opt what's happening there and around the country... we didn't want to trivialize it. It was more important to respect what they're doing than to do anything that could potentially trivialize the political situation downtown." [indieWIRE]


  • j'accuse! says:

    Oh gahd! The only thing less fun than political people is self righteous, sanctimonious political people. I spent some time recently chatting w/ some occupiers, and I actually agreed with them, but hated the self mythologizing that they were already engaged in. It's like the Tea Party, but with more articulate Sorkinian earnestness.

  • j'accuse! says:

    Just fyi, I'm not political...I take no sides...so don't take this as a political criticism...just a behavioral one.