Warner Bros. has canceled tonight's Paris premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, in the wake of the tragic shooting at a Colorado theater early this morning, that left 12 dead and 38 wounded. The studio has suspended junket interviews with the cast and crew scheduled for today in the French capitol.
In related news New York City theaters will see an increase in police protection, to prevent any possible copycat shootings in the aftermath of last night's massacre. Here is a statement released by New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly regarding the added security.
"As a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in Colorado, the New York City Police Department is providing coverage at theaters where the The Dark Knight Rises is playing in the five boroughs."
Christopher Nolan's Batman finale will open in at least 35 theaters today in New York City. Los Angeles authorities have not announced if local theaters will have an increased police presence.