Batman crewmember dies

A dark day for The Dark Knight

It’s the sort of thing that no one ever wants to happen on a production – but very occasionally does… A special effects technician was killed while performing a dummy run for a stunt on the new Batman film at a racetrack near Chertsey.

The man hasn’t been named, but Warner Brothers did release a statement: "There was a fatal accident at a special effects facility for The Dark Knight. A special effects technician on the film was in a truck that struck a tree at the end of a test run-through."

None of the main cast and crew was apparently involved, and it didn’t happen during actual shooting, though it’s reported that the vehicle was following a stunt car, possibly the Batmobile. A sad day for all involved.