LOS ANGELES -- Dark Knight indeed.
Christian Bale can be heard in newly surfaced audio delivering along, profanity-laced verbal thrashing to a cinematographer andanyone who tried to calm him down on the set of the upcoming movie"Terminator Salvation."
The three-minute clip was posted Monday on the Web site TMZ.comand has become a viral sensation on the Internet -- it's evenspawned a dance music remix of the audio tape.
In it, the actor who portrayed Batman in "The Dark Knight"rails against cinematographer Shane Hurlbut for apparently walkingbehind co-star Bryce Dallas Howard and through Bale's line ofsight, considered a film-set foul.
"If you do it one more time I ain't walking on this set ifyou're still hired!" Bale howls in one of the few publishablemoments from the clip.
Later, he screams: "Do you want me to go and trash your lights?Do you want me to go and trash them? ... Then why are you trashingmy scene?"
The incident took place last July on the set at Kirtland AirForce Base in New Mexico, days before Bale would face assaultallegations from his mother and sister in London. Charges werenever filed because his family did not want to press the matter andbecause prosecutors said there was a lack of sufficient evidence.
Bale's is the only voice that is audible on the tape, thoughhe's clearly responding to Hurlbut, the film's director McG, andothers trying to persuade him to relax.
"Let's not take a (expletive) minute! Let's go again!" heyells at one point.
A phone message left early Tuesday with a publicist for the35-year-old actor wasn't immediately returned.
Meanwhile, Bale has become an unwitting music sensation becauseof the incident.
Music producer Lucian Piane -- who goes by the name RevoLucianonline -- remixed the verbal freak-out into a three-minute-longhypnotic dance track titled "Bale Out." Piane uploaded thebeat-driven track Monday to MySpace and YouTube, where it's alreadyreceived over 200,000 views.
He said he was drawn to the musicality of Bale's rage-filledvoice. He previously released remixes online featuring Sarah Palin,a ranting Bill O'Reilly and Andrew "Don't Taze Me, Bro" Meyer.Piane said the satirical remixes are "just a hobby."
"I think most people are enjoying it," said Piane, who addedthat he created the pulsating tune in just three hours and iscurrently at work on RuPaul's next album. "I don't know ifChristian Bale is enjoying it, but I hope he does. I think I'vetaken something that maybe made him look really bad and turned itinto something that all these people are enjoying."
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