In the wake of Sunday night’s tragedy in Las Vegas, Warner Bros., Alcon and Sony have canceled tomorrow night’s red carpet at the Blade Runner 2049 world premiere. The Denis Villeneuve-directed movie opens Friday.
A 7PM screening of Blade Runner 2049 at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard followed by an after-party for invited guests will still be held. The change in Warner Bros.’ plans for tomorrow night follows Open Road’s announcement today that it has canceled tonight’s red carpet premiere of Marshall at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Open Road instead is holding a private screening for filmmakers, cast and invited guests.
Here is Warner Bros./Alcon/Sony’s statement:
“In light of the tragic events of last night, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony Pictures and Alcon Entertainment are cancelling the red carpet for tomorrow’s screening of Blade Runner 2049. We join the rest of the country in sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy.”