A man identifying himself as “James Holmes,” reportedly called an MTV reality star about a month before the deadly Aurora, Colo., movie theatre massacre to ask about the man’s “sick and dark twist of the Batman movies.”Pimp My Ride star Diggity Dave wrote, directed, and stars in a Batman spinoff that features “a young vigilante Batman shooting down evil doers” and has a trailer depicting a crowded movie theatre, CBS Los Angeles reported Wednesday.
In an interview with CBS Los Angeles radio affiliate KNX 1070, Dave described his movie as “a lot more darker with a lot more heavier violent overtone.”
Holmes, who is suspected of opening fire on a crowded theatre at the “The Dark Knight Rises” premiere, contacted Dave to talk about the more gruesome nature of his film, Dave told the station.
“He wanted to know how many people Batman kills,” Dave told CBS Los Angeles. “He wanted to know if it was selective killing. Does he make a list of people he wants to kill or is it a mass body count?”
While he couldn’t completely, positively identify the man who called him as the true James Holmes, Dave said the caller introduced himself as such. What’s more, Dave said he thinks his caller was just looking for a friend.
“He was shocked I took his call,” Dave told CBS Los Angeles. “He couldn’t believe he was talking to me. I’m a pretty good judge of character and I knew the kid was lonely.”
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