Batman Composer Hans Zimmer Writes Song for Shooting Victims
The mass shooting at the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” at an Aurora, CO movie theater tragically took the lives of 12 people and injured 58 others. The stars of the film as well as Warner Bros. and director Christopher Nolan expressed their sorrow and condolences, and Christian Bale visited survivors and their families at an Aurora hospital.
Now, Hans Zimmer, the composer for all three of the films in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, has honored the victims of the horrific incident in his own way. Zimmer has written a new song that he called “Aurora.”
“‘Aurora’ is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families,” Zimmer says according to Cinema Blend.
The composer announced the release of the song on his Facebook page, adding that 100% of the proceeds will go to the Aurora Victim Relief fund. “Aurora” is available on iTunes internationally for $1.29, and on MoonToast for $0.10 in the United States.