Las Vegas shooting: Blade Runner 2049 premiere scaled back

  • 03/10/2017

Warner Bros has scaled back the world premiere for its sci-fi film Blade Runner 2049 following the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history in which a gunman killed at least 59 people in Las Vegas.

The premiere for the film, which stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, was scheduled for Tuesday night in Hollywood (local time).

The screening will go ahead but without a red carpet where stars chat to reporters and pose for photos.

"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.

Monday's red-carpet premiere in Los Angeles for the movie Marshall was also cancelled and ABC television said Dancing With the Stars would begin with a moment of silence on Monday.

Variety also reported Las Vegas shows Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group cancelled Monday night performances.

More than 500 people were injured after a 64-year-old gunman released a hailstorm of bullets at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday night.

Police said the motives of the gunman, who killed himself, were unknown.