TOKYO (AP) – The world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s new film “War of the Worlds” will be held on June 13 in Tokyo, but at a different venue than originally planned, its distributor said Saturday.

The film, a new take on H.G. Well’s Martian invasion classic, was set to debut at Tokyo’s Budokan arena, but will instead debut at the Virgin Roppongi theater in Tokyo, distributor UIP said in a statement. Its global release is scheduled for June 29.

UIP had said in a statement posted on its Web site that the showing was canceled because of concerns about providing security for Tom Cruise and other stars and preventing bootleg recording of the film.

About 7,000 viewers had won seats for the premiere as prizes, according to Japanese newspapers Asahi and Mainichi.


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