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Christopher Nolan Statement on Movie Theater Shooting

The Dark Knight Rises Director Christopher Nolan Speaks About "Devastating" Theater Shooting

Christopher Nolan released a statement today on the tragic shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, on Friday. The film's director spoke on behalf of the cast and crew, saying, "I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community." He went on to say, "The movie theater is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me."

Warner Bros. also issued a statement, saying they were "deeply shocked and saddened" by the incident. The studio is also reportedly editing gun violence out of the theatrical trailer, and some TV stations are pulling ads for the film off the air.

Earlier Friday morning, President Barack Obama spoke about the shooting, telling victims that "we will be here for them as a nation" during a speech in Fort Myers, FL.

The suspected gunman, 24-year-old James Holmes, entered the theater through an exit door and released a gas canister before opening fire at the movie audience. He is currently in custody.

Source: WireImage
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