*In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s shooting, Twentieth Century Fox has pulled early promotional materials for its upcoming comedy “Neighborhood Watch.”
The studio announced Tuesday that an early “teaser” trailer and in-theater posters have been removed from Florida theaters and will soon be phased out nationally, reports the AP. The film stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Oscar nominee Jonah Hill as suburban dads who become neighborhood watch volunteers and eventually battle aliens.
Fox stressed in a statement that the film “bears absolutely no relation to the tragic events in Florida,” and said the company is “very sensitive to the Trayvon Martin case.” The film is set for release in July.
Last month, the unarmed, 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, causing a national firestorm and demands for Zimmerman’s arrest.