Warner Bros. has begun its push for The Dark Knight to get an Oscar nod.
The studio has launched a “for your consideration” website for the smash hit and the content of the site includes the full script of the movie itself.
But in related but amusing news, a city in Turkey named Batman is suing the studio and director Christopher Nolan for royalties from the movie. Batman’s mayor is definitely bonkers if he thinks his lawsuit would even be considered seriously.
Huseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of Batman, has accused the film’s producers of using the city’s name without permission.
“There is only one Batman in the world,” Kalkan said. “The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.”
We wish him the best of luck. More details here.
Also, The Dark Knight has reached a worldwide total of $997.6 million ($528.6 million domestically, $469 million internationally) and should be able to cross the $1 billion mark with the re-release in January.