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Fox pulls Neighbourhood Watch promo

Twentieth Century Fox has pulled early promotional materials for its movie comedy Neighbourhood Watch in light of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida.

The studio said that early "teaser" trailers and in-theatre posters have been removed from Florida cinemas and will be phased out nationally.

The film, set for release in July, stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn as suburban fathers who become neighbourhood 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 was shot dead in Sanford by neighbourhood watch captain George Zimmerman, causing a national controversy.

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