Warner Bros. has canceled the Paris premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a midnight screening of the film in Aurora, Colorado left as many as 12 dead and dozens injured. The Associated Press, citing anonymous law enforcement sources, has named the suspected shooter as James Holmes, a 24-year-old American.
In Paris, the cast and crew of the Batman film have suspended junket interviews, and the studio released the following statement: “Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
Cinemark Theatres, which owns the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora where the attack occurred, said in a statement: “Cinemark is deeply saddened about this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and loved ones, our employees, and the Aurora community. We are grateful for the quick and professional reaction of all local law enforcement and emergency responders. Cinemark is working closely with the Aurora Police Department and local law enforcement.”
In a statement, the Motion Picture Association of America said, “We share the shock and sadness of everyone in the motion picture community at the news of this terrible event. We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragedy.”
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