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15/06/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy War of the Worlds in the USA - or Buy War of the Worlds in the UK

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World premiere of War of the Worlds movie not cancelled after all.

War of the Worlds, a Steven Spielberg film starring Tom Cruise, will hold its world premiere in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, June 13th 2005, Stewart Till, Chairman and CEO of UIP confirmed today in London.

The cancellation mistakenly reported today was simply the result of a change of venue. UIP Japan had originally planned the world premiere at the Budokhan; however, after due consideration, the world premiere was then confirmed at the Virgin Roppongi, given its more central and convenient location.

Paul Takaki, President of UIP Japan said today that he is extremely proud to be hosting the world premiere and looks forward greatly to welcoming Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, and Dakota Fanning to Japan for this spectacular event on June 13th.

Tom Cruise will continue the promotion of "War of the Worlds" through Europe, with premieres in Berlin, Marseille, London, and Madrid. "War of the Worlds" opens worldwide on June 29th.

On June 29th, 2005, Earth goes to war. From Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures comes War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring international superstar Tom Cruise. A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the SF adventure thriller reveals the battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it.

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment/Cruise|Wagner Production, a Steven Spielberg film, War of the Worlds. Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson.

The executive producer is Paula Wagner. The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin and Tim Robbins.

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