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The Dark Knight is a 2008 American superhero film directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based
on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is part of Nolan's Batman film series and a sequel to 2005's
Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises the lead role. The plot of the film focuses on Batman's fight
against a new villain, the Joker (Heath Ledger), and his relationships with police lieutenant James Gordon
(Gary Oldman), district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) and his old friend and love interest, assistant
D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal). For his conception of the film, Nolan was inspired by the Joker's
first two appearances in the comics and Batman: The Long Halloween. The Dark Knight was filmed
primarily in Chicago, as well as in several other locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and
Hong Kong. Nolan used an IMAX camera to film some sequences, including the Joker's first appearance
in the film.

On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming The Dark Knight, Ledger died of a prescription drug
overdose, leading to intense press attention and memorial tributes from lots of fans as well as more
people showing interest to the film. Warner Bros. had created a viral marketing campaign for The Dark
Knight, developing promotional websites and trailers highlighting screen shots of Ledger as the Joker,
but after Ledger's death, the studio refocused its promotional campaign.[2][3] The film was released on
July 16, 2008 in Australia, on July 18, 2008 in North America, and on July 24, 2008 in the United
Kingdom. Prior to its box office debut in North America, record numbers of advance tickets were sold for
The Dark Knight. It was greeted with positive reviews upon release,[4] and became the second movie
ever to earn more than $500 million at the North American box office, setting numerous other records in
the process.

-source: Wikipedia