Animal rights protestors in London are furious with plans to shoot the new
Batman movie at an animal testing facility.
British director Christopher Nolan wants to use the 1950s-built NATIONAL
INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH in Mill Hill, north London, as a location for
upcoming prequel BATMAN BEGINS - due to star Christian Bale, Michael Caine,
Morgan Freeman and
A WARNER BROS spokesperson explains, "We felt this building offered a
unique visual element for our movie.
"Neither Warner Bros Pictures nor the film-makers, cast or crew of Batman
Begins wish to endorse or condemn any social or political position by choosing
to film the facade of the institute."
But members of the MILL HILL ANTI-VIVISECTION ALLIANCE are already vowing
to disrupt any filming at the centre - where animals are used to research
diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.
Alliance member PAT KINNUNEN tells the HENDON TIMES newspaper, "It is
extremely sad that this has to go ahead.
"I believe this institute is all about cruelty to animals and it is an
awful shame that this is the location that has been chosen to shoot the Batman