Bang & Olufsen Featured in Warner Brothers’ ‘Dark Knight’

Fictional Character Bruce Wayne embodies Danish style and defines modern minimalism

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 17 / — Bang & Olufsen, the worldwide provider of exclusive, high quality audio and video products, is proud to support Warner Brothers’ latest motion picture — The Dark Knight — slated for a July 18, 2008 release date.

Surrounding the urban, metropolitan setting of Gotham City, Bang & Olufsen is thrilled to be featured among the many highlights, settings and backdrops of this action-packed film. As the Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne’s fast paced, modern lifestyle, and high-tech demands are a perfect fit for contemporary, cutting-edge Bang & Olufsen products.

“Bang & Olufsen products have been creating surprising, lasting impressions since 1925,” states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. “These impressions make the brand memorable. We are honored to be incorporated in such a blockbuster, suspense-filled motion picture that will have the same, long-lasting impact on its viewers.”

To experience the stylistic surroundings of Bruce Wayne, the official Dark Knight trailer is attached. Additionally, Batman enthusiasts around the world can enjoy the latest escapades of the Dark Knight when the movie premiers on July 18, at any local theater in the United States.

About Bang & Olufsen a/s

Founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, Bang & Olufsen a/s is world renowned for its distinctive range of quality consumer electronic products that represent our vision: Courage to constantly question the ordinary in search of surprising, long-lasting experiences. The Bang & Olufsen Group manufactures a unique range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, medical, and multimedia products. With more than 2,500 employees and products sold in more than 100 countries worldwide, Bang & Olufsen turnover for the 2006/2007 financial year was DKK 4,376 million (USD 801 million). Further information about Bang & Olufsen a/s is available from

About The Dark Knight:

The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. The film also stars Michael Caine as Alfred; Heath Ledger as arch-villain The Joker; Gary Oldman as Lieutenant Jim Gordon; Aaron Eckhart as District Attorney Harvey Dent; Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes; and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Christopher Nolan film, The Dark Knight. Nolan directed the film from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan are the producers, with Kevin De La Noy, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan serving as executive producers. The Dark Knight is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane. The Dark Knight will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.