Following a horrific and senseless act of violence during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" that left over a dozen people dead, the film's director Christopher Nolan has broken his silence.
Christopher released a statement today in which he expresses the sorrow that both he and the cast feel about the senseless shooting performed by James Holmes on Thursday night.
The statement reads as follows:
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 last night 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. 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.
Television stations have announced that they are pulling ads for "The Dark Knight Rises" and the Warner Brother's studio stands behind the decision and is said to be editing out gun usage from the film's trailers.
SOURCE: Huffington Post