Posted by: GregMo Roberts Source:EW
The unfortunate and tragic July 20 shooting at the screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado is continuing to send shockwaves throughout both the country and the film producing industry.
Premieres of The Dark Knight Rises and their red-carpet galas have been cancelled around the globe this week and Tweets and Messages from the stars and director of the film have poured over Tweets and official statements.
The impact of the shooting is felt even outside of the Batman world. In reaction to the shootings, Warner Bros. has pulled the trailers for its upcoming film Gangster Squad which hosts an array of A-List talent including Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin.
The original trailer featured a scene of mobsters that open fire on a film screening audience with heavy semi-automatic fire power. The studio is now reviewing options and may either cut or completely remove the scene from the actual film. Warner Bros. is also considering pushing back the September 7th release date of the film to be clear of any comparisons. Reshoots are also being considered as the theatre shooting scene plays a pivotal role in Ruben Fleisher’s story.