The film, in which Elba plays a CIA agent aiming to thwart a terrorist attack in Paris on the national holiday, was released in France on Wednesday.
The next day Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd of people who had been watching a fireworks display in Nice, killing 84 people and injuring more than 200 more.
Distributors StudioCanal had already decided to take down posters and adverts for the film, which had been marketed with the tagline “Cette Année, Le Feu d’Artifice C’est Eux” (“This year, they are the fireworks”). It was being shown in 230 cinemas and StudioCanal had originally left it to them to decide whether to show it.
But, on Saturday, Antoine Banet-Rivet, a spokesman for the distributors, said the film had been withdrawn from cinemas out of respect for the victims and their families.
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SOURCE: The Guardian