The studio said Tuesday that early “teaser” trailer and in-theater posters have been removed from Florida theaters and will soon be phased out nationally. The film, set for release in July, stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn 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.”
Last month, the unarmed, 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot in Sanford by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, causing an ongoing national controversy.
Photo: Trayvon Martin