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Dark Knight Rises director reacts to Colorado shooting


Christopher Nolan has offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the deadly shooting carnage that struck the midnight screening of his movie The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado on Friday. The 41-year-old director issued a statement on Friday evening, addressing the families in mourning as well as moviegoers around the world.


“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,” Us magazine quoted him as saying.


“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,” he said.


Shooter James Holmes'' deadly rampage resulted in 12 deaths and left 59 people injured.


“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,” he added.


Warner Bros., which described itself as “deeply saddened,” has cancelled the premiere in Paris, France and upcoming promotional appearances by the cast have been paused.


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