Warner Brothers pulls trailer for 'Gangster Squad' following shooting at 'The Dark Knight Rises'

After Friday morning’s fatal shooting during the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado, Warner Brothers has stopped running a trailer depicting a fictional movie theater masacre.
After Friday morning’s fatal shooting during the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado, Warner Brothers has stopped running a trailer depicting a fictional movie theater masacre. Warner Bros via Youtube

After Friday morning’s fatal shooting during a screening of its blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Brothers has stopped running a trailer for another of its action films.

The trailer for “Gangster Squad” features a scene in which a 1940s mobster fires a machine gun through a movie screen into an audience.

At least 12 people died and dozens more sustained injuries when a gunman shot moviegoers at a midnight screening of the latest Batman film in Aurora, Colorado. It's unclear whether the trailer for the gangster film starring Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin preceded the third installment of the Batman trilogy in movie theaters.

"Gangster Squad" is scheduled to premiere on September 7.

Domestic screenings of “The Dark Knight Rises” continue on its opening day Friday, but Warner Brothers did cancel the movie’s Paris premiere.

The studio also issued a statement in which it expressed sympathy with the families and loved ones of the shooting victims.

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