'The Mummy' London Premiere Canceled After Manchester Attack

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'The Mummy'

"Out of respect to those affected by this tragedy we have decided not to move forward" with the event, Universal says.

Universal Pictures has canceled the London premiere of The Mummy in the wake of the Manchester bombing.

“All of us at Universal have been devastated by the terror attack in Manchester and continue to stand with the community and country as it recovers," the studio said Thursday. "Out of respect to those affected by this tragedy we have decided not to move forward with the London premiere for The Mummy scheduled to take place next week.”

On Wednesday, Warner Bros. canceled its Wonder Woman premiere in London, which had been scheduled for May 31.

The Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people. Police have arrested five men. The suicide bomber died in the attack.

Meanwhile, the Sundance Film Festival: London, the U.K. spin-off of the famed U.S. indie fest, will take place next week as planned.

"The Sundance Film Festival: London will be going ahead from June 1-4, including the opening screening of Beatriz at Dinner," a representative said. "The festival is a four-day event celebrating independent voices in film." The rep added: "As with all of our events, we are thorough in implementing appropriate security procedures."

Beatriz at Dinner, which had its world premiere earlier this year in Park City, Utah, stars Salma Hayek who has been scheduled to attend the event alongside director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White.

The festival takes place at London's Picturehouse Central cinema. It will again feature the international and U.K. premieres of films from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

 

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