UNDATED (AP) — The director of "The Dark Knight Rises" says he's devastated by the "senseless tragedy" at a Colorado theater, where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 59 during a midnight showing of the film.
Christopher Nolan offered the "profound sorrow" of the cast and crew of the film to the victims and their families.
Nolan says movies are one of the great American art forms. He says "the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime." And Nolan says he's devastated that someone would violate an "innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way."
Police arrested a suspect in the shootings, 24-year-old James Holmes, who lives four miles from the Aurora theater. They've found his apartment booby-trapped.
APPHOTO NYET271: This July 16, 2012 photo released by Starpix shows director Christopher Nolan at the world premiere of his film "The Dark Knight Rises," in New York. Nolan shot nearly half of his Batman finale using bulky IMAX cameras, whose 70mm frame is about 10 times the size of standard movie film. He also insisted that distributor Warner Bros. release "The Dark Knight Rises" in at least 100 IMAX cinemas that can project it on film rather than in the digital format that has been gradually replacing celluloid. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca) (16 Jul 2012)
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