Blade Runner 2049 red carpet cancelled after Las Vegas shooting

Los Angeles: Warner Bros has decided to cancel the red carpet for “Blade Runner 2049” premiere in Hollywood in the wake of mass shooting in Las Vegas, which left at least 58 dead and more than 500 others injured.

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly the studio said: “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.”

The news comes after Open Road Films’ decision to call off its red carpet premiere of “Marshall” in favour of a private screening.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford and directed by Denis Villeneuve, 2049 is a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner”. It will hit the theatres on Friday.