Report: Finland Scales Back Batman CampaignJuly 21st, 2012 12:32 pm Associated Press
HELSINKI (AP) — A broadcaster says the Finnish film industry has canceled large parts of its marketing campaign for the new Batman movie because of the killing of 12 people at a showing of the film in Colorado.
YLE television says the entire Internet campaign for “The Dark Knight Rises” has temporarily been shut down and that TV spots have been withdrawn. It was not clear Saturday how long the suspension will last, but it may only be this weekend.
The Paris premiere of the Batman movie was canceled Friday when the shooting spree occurred in a Colorado suburb.
In Finland, where the movie is to open Friday, a teenager killed eight people at his high school in 2007. In 2008, a 22-year-old Finn fatally shot 10 people at a college.