New viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises

The Bat is a wanted man…

The Dark Knight Rises has been fairly quiet on the publicity front over the last few months, but the film's viral campaign appears to have clicked back into gear with the official website displaying a new wanted poster for Batman.

Visitors to are presented with a case file marked "Anonymous Vigilante Investigation", which when clicked upon reveals the Dark Knight's rap sheet, arrest warrant and wanted poster.

At present, Batman is in the frame for six counts of first degree murder, including the slaying of a pair of police officers and former District Attorney, Harvey Dent. We know different of course, but it's a timely reminder of just how hot a target the Caped Crusader has become.

The file also contains an internal memo sent around the Gotham City PD, stressing the need to apprehend the Batman before "Harvey Dent Day". The memo is actually an invite to eagle-eyed fans to join in a scavenger hunt, with a string of global locations listed at which pictures should be taken and sent to the film's Twitter account.

There are a number of UK locations on the penultimate page, so get out there and get snapping. We're not sure what the reward will be as yet, but it will almost certainly be something cool. The Dark Knight Rises opens in the UK on 20 July 2012.

Will you be heading to any of the listed locations? If so, let us know what you find there!


    • mbembet

      Apr 30th 2012, 10:48

      Chris Nolan is EPIC!!!

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    • SiMan

      Apr 30th 2012, 13:18

      I feel like a bit of a hypocrite - i was critising the Avengers for releasing too much footage and was going to slag off the new Prometheus trailer being released.....but i really, really want to see a new Dark Knight Rises trailer. I just hope that they don't release too much footage leading up to its general release.

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    • willow138

      Apr 30th 2012, 13:42

      im a bit surprised they didnt put Gotham near Nottingham on the list. all of them are well far from where i live in Devon so no bat hunting for me

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    • joker16

      Apr 30th 2012, 14:00

      @SiMam Just don't watch them. I've watched the 1st 2 trailers for Prometheus and decided that was enough so I completely avoided the new one. Is it that hard to resist watching a trailer?

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    • Beetzliverpool

      Apr 30th 2012, 14:49

      one in liverpool at the albert dock, think i know what i might do on my day off from work

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    • SiMan

      Apr 30th 2012, 17:42

      @joker16 Yes. Yes it is.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 30th 2012, 19:06

      Will there be Elephants at Free roaming Elephants from the Serengeti.? Can I build a robot Elephant out of old Nissan parts? I demand you change your site to . Also make the computer virus pretty too, so its easy on the eye, so the user thinks : "Hey, this is worth losing a £1200 computer for" . With whorrres. Riding Elephants.

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