CinemaCon: 'Now You See Me 2' Screening Evacuated Due to Security Threat
Lionsgate hosted the final presentation of the Las Vegas convention.
Liongate's screening of Now You See Me 2 at CinemaCon on Thursday was abruptly halted about 10 minutes into the show when the audience was asked to evacuated due to a security threat.
"The screening was stopped out of complete caution for the safety of the delegates and attendees. A potential threat had to be taken seriously. By the time we determined it was not a threat, it was too late to restart the movie," said a statement from the National Association of Theatre Owners.
Initially, attendees were told it was a "technical issue" that required the evacuation, but insiders say there was an unattended backpack that raised concern.
During the final studio presentation at CinemaCon, Lionsgate planned on showing Now You See Me 2 in its entirety. Earlier in the presentation, the studio had brought out magician David Copperfield to show off some magic tricks.
The studio also premiered new footage from Damien Chazelle's Hollywood-set musical La La Land, while also bringing out stars like Keanu Reeves and Gina Rodriguez.
Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger told the crowd that most of the footage included in the presentation would be shown for the first time.
Tyler Perry revealed that the idea for Boo! A Madea Halloween came from Chris Rock’s Top Five, which mentioned a fictional Tyler Perry movie by that title.
Lionsgate also presented footage from Nerve starring Emma Roberts, Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon and action sequel John Wick 2.
Now You See Me 2, directed by Jon Chu, is set to hit theaters June 10.
CinemaCon ran Monday through today in Las Vegas.