Warner Bros., Alcon and Sony have canceled the red carpet at Tuesday night’s world premiere of “Blade Runner 2049” in light of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday.
“In light of the tragic events of last night, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony Pictures and Alcon Entertainment are canceling 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,” a spokesperson for Warner Bros. said in a statement.
The premiere will take place Tuesday night without a red carpet at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
“Blade Runner 2049,” written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, is set several decades after Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, which Fancher also had a hand in writing.
The movies are based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista and Ana de Armas star in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s original.
“Blade Runner 2049” opens in theaters on October 6.
On Sunday night, a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at the crowd of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.
At least 58 people have died, with more than 500 people injured. The suspect is dead from what police believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.