Director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN finally spoke out about the recent theater massacre that took place during the midnight screening of his new movie, “The Dark Night Rises.”
In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that took place in Colorado Friday morning where a 24-year-old named James Holmes fired randomly at movie goers killing 12 people and injuring more than 30 people, Christopher Nolan was one of the many who were greatly affected.
After all, it was his movie—the concluding installment of his Batman film franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises”—that was showing at the theater in Aurora.
According to Us Weekly, Nolan issued a statement Friday evening, saying:
“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.”
“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.”
Heartbroken, Nolan referred to the alleged shooter and admitted:
“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.”
Finally, the director said resolutely:
“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.”