July 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM ET
The trailer for the upcoming movie "Gangster Squad" has been pulled from showings of "The Dark Knight Rises" because it shows men shooting up an audience in a movie theater, Warner Brothers confirmed to NBC News.
In the scene, four men with automatic weapons stand behind a movie screen and fire through it at the seated audience while a movie airs, then walk through the holes their bullets made in the screen and continue firing.
Warner Brothers is the studio behind both "Gangster Squad" and "The Dark Knight Rises." The studio would not comment about whether the "Gangster Squad" trailer or the film itself would be edited due to the scene.
"Gangster Squad" stars Sean Penn as mob boss Mickey Cohen and also stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Emma Stone. It's based on the book by Paul Lieberman and is scheduled to open in theaters Sept. 14.
News events have forced similiar film changes in the past. This May, 20th Century Fox decided to change the name of its film "Neighborhood Watch" to "The Watch"to distance the film from the shooting of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.