Monday, March 23, 2009

Movie News: Brother of Dark Knight Director Arrested!

Oh boy, this is a juicy one. Apparently, the brother of Dark Knight director Chris Nolan is wanted for murder! Yikes- it seems even famous people can't help but 'cause some trouble. We won't get into the dirty details, because this is a story that's a bit too creepy for our liking, but we have to admit, it did get us jonesin' for a Dark Knight fix. The second we read it, we had an urge to whip out our Dark Knight Costumes! We know, we know. We're a bit pathetic. But we just love the movie so much, any mention of it conjures up the need to play the part! Check out all of our Dark Knight costumes here. Then, read on for information regarding Matthew Nolan's case.

According to the Chicago Sun Times:

"Matthew Francis Nolan, 40, of the South Shore neighborhood, was under investigation by Chicago Police in a $700,000 bank-fraud scheme when FBI agents here nabbed him last month in connection with a 2005 killing in Central America.
Matthew Nolan is wanted in Costa Rica in the kidnapping and murder of Florida businessman Robert C. Cohen.
Matthew Nolan pretended he was interested in doing business in Costa Rica when the two met in a hotel. But his real mission was to recover $7million Cohen owed another Florida man, authorities said.
An accomplice kidnapped Cohen and the men tried to extort the money from Cohen's family; but when that failed, they killed Cohen, Costa Rican authorities said.
Matthew Nolan's alleged accomplice, Douglas Mejia, has been convicted. Nolan is being held here awaiting extradition proceedings.
Sources said Chicago Police were investigating Matthew Nolan in an unrelated, $700,000 check-kiting scheme."