Blade Runner 2049 world premiere scaled back after Las Vegas shooting

59 people have been confirmed dead and another 500 injured

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Tuesday 03 October 2017 10:07
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Blade Runner 2049’s world premiere has been scaled back following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

The event will still take place Tuesday (3 October) at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, but there will be no red carpet.

“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,” Warner Bros. said in a statement, picked up by Variety.

“We join the rest of the country in sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy.”

On Monday (2 October), Open Road Film cancelled the premiere of the Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad starring Marshall at the TCL Chinese theatre.

So far, 59 people have been confirmed dead and another 500 injured after a gunman fired into the festival crowd, based near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Blade Runner 2049 acts as a sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian tale, Harrison Ford reprising his role as Deccard. The film has received critical acclaim across the board, many heralding the movie as a masterpiece. Blade Runner reaches UK cinemas 6 October.

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