David Blaine's new Batman-inspired stunt

01:43, Jan 31 2009
TOPSY TURVY: David Blaine plans to spend three days living like a bat, suspended upside down above New York's Central Park.

Illusionist David Blaine is to suspend himself upside down over New York's Central Park for 60 hours in a stunt inspired by the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight.

E! Online reports Blaine will make like a real-life Batman and hang from a high wire suspended over the park for three days and three nights.

The endurance test begins on September 22 with a live television special, and will take place in full view of the public.

Blaine will go without food for the entire time, but he will be able to drink water - as long as he can pull himself upright to take it in.

He also plans to walk on the underside of the wire without a safety net, E! Online reported.

Blaine, a self-confessed "street magician", has also spent a week inside a water-filled sphere and was spun around in a gyroscope for two days.

He also spent 44 days living in a plastic box suspended above the River Thames in London.

Blaine also wants to attempt to break the world record for sleep deprivation.

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