Warner Bros. has pulled a trailer for its upcoming film Gangster Squad, after today's early-morning massacre at a midnight Batman showing in Aurora, Colorado. The trailer was being shown during the previews of Warner's The Dark Knight Rises.
A chilling scene in the Gangster Squad trailer showed gunmen going into a theater and shooting theatergoers as they watched a film. The trailer appears below.
According to Nikki Finke at deadline.com, Warner Bros. allowed the trailer to run after the massacre happened -- then decided to pull it "after a meeting." Finke was highly critical of the studio for pairing the two films together even after the massacre happened. She takes credit for Warner Bros. finally pulling the trailer.
At least 12 people were killed and 50 others were wounded early Friday morning when a gunman opened fire in a jam-packed Aurora, Colo. movie theater.
According to the Denver Post, 10 people were killed immediately when the shooting spree began and the others died later at the hospital. At least 50 other people were injured, but that count as well as the death toll could rise.