By Dave McNary
Tuesday night’s world premiere of
The event will take place tomorrow without a red carpet at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
“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
The move came a few hours after Open Road Film
Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Reviews have been mostly laudatory for the film, which is being distributed domestically by Warner Bros. through its output deal with Alcon Entertainment. Sony is the international distributor and production partner with Alcon Entertainment.
The reboot, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, who reprises his role of Rick Deckard from the original. Early box office forecasts had projected a domestic launch of at least $40 million.