Blade Runner 2049 red carpet event canceled following Las Vegas shooting

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In the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, Warner Bros., Alcon, and Sony have announced they will be canceling their upcoming red carpet event for Blade Runner 2049.

The premiere, which would have taken place Tuesday evening at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Blvd., was intended to be followed by an afterparty. Via a joint statement from Warner Bros., Alcon, and Sony, it was confirmed that there will no longer be a red carpet portion of the planned event:

"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."

Deadline is reporting that there will likely still be a screening of the film for cast, crew, and invited guests. The announcement follows an earlier statement from Open Road Films canceling their red carpet event for Marshall at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, which had initially been scheduled for this evening.

Blade Runner 2049 opens wide this Friday, Oct. 6.


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