Christopher Nolan, the Dark Knight Rises director, has broken his silence regarding the midnight massacre that took place in Aurora, Colorado.
Nolan released the following statement, “Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there… to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre 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.”
He adds, “Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”
Not only have the Warner Bros. bosses decided to cancel Friday night’s Paris premiere of the film after the shooting, but movie execs also are working on editing all footage of guns from trailers for The Dark Knight Rises.