According to Modine,
No matter what your feelings are about the Occupy protests, Nolan probably made a good decision. Zuccotti Park has been -- up until early this morning, that is -- chaotic. Who knows what introducing a big-budget production like 'The Dark Knight Rises' would have done to the surrounding area?
The wisdom of Christopher Nolan and his incredible team was that, while it seemed like a good idea to give [the protestors] an opportunity for work, to give them money, it would send a terrible message. At the end of the day, we're making a movie. What's happening down there is more important than that. To co-opt what's happening there and around the country ... we didn't want to trivialize it. It was more important to respect what they're doing than to do anything that could potentially trivialize the political situation downtown.
Head over to Indiewire to read the full interview with Modine. 'The Dark Knight Rises' hits theaters July 20, 2012. Check out pics of 'The Dark Knight' in and around Manhattan below.
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