Paramount Cancels 'Terminator: Dark Fate' Premiere in L.A. Amid Fires
Terminator: Dark Fate will no longer be having its Los Angeles premiere Monday. The premiere had been set for TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
"In light of the ongoing, active fires being battled in the area, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have canceled tonight’s Los Angeles premiere of Terminator: Dark Fate," Paramount said in a statement. "We will be donating food intended for the after-party to the American Red Cross, which is serving those affected by the fires."
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Dark Fate director Tim Miller tells The Hollywood Reporter that there is hope a screening will happen elsewhere for cast, crew and their families who traveled in from out of town.
"The red carpet is not the reward for me. The movie is," says Miller. "But I feel terrible for everybody else who had their families coming in. So we're trying to fix that."
Dark Fate actor Arnold Schwarzenegger had to evacuate his home Monday morning after a brush fire broke out along the west side of Interstate 405, north of Sunset Boulevard and near the Getty Center in Southern California.
"We evacuated safely at 3:30 this morning. If you are in an evacuation zone, don’t screw around. Get out. Right now I am grateful for the best firefighters in the world, the true action heroes who charge into the danger to protect their fellow Californians," Schwarzenegger said via Twitter.
The fire prompted the University of California Los Angeles to cancel classes, while a number of other schools in the area also closed for the day.
In addition to Schwarzenegger, Terminator: Dark Fate stars Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna and Diego Boneta. The latest installment sees series creator James Cameron return to the franchise for the first time since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He served as writer and producer.
Terminator: Dark Fate is set to open Friday.
Oct. 28, 11:19 a.m. Updated with Millers comments.
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