Warner Brothers is Delaying the Release of “Gangster Squad” Until January and Possibly Re-Shooting the Movie Theater Massacre Scene
Warner Brothers has already pulled the trailer for the movie "Gangster Squad" due to a scene in which people shoot up the audience in a movie theater. Smart move on their part, but they might also be changing the movie a little as well.
"Gangster Squad" is about the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. September 7th, 2012 was the original release date, but that is now being changed to January 11th.
One of the reasons for the delay is because they want to put some time in between the movie and the massacre that occurred last week in Colorado during "The Dark Knight Rises." Four months really isn't that much time to pass to heal from the sad event that took place. Seeing 9/11 tributes, school shootings, or other violence in the movies will always bring us back to that moment in time when we heard about the tragedy, no matter how much time has passed.
Another possible reason behind the delay; it will allow the production crew to re-shoot the theater scene, if they choose to. Is sounds like they plan to do so.
I personally think it's the right choice. If they can take the scene out and have the audience still understand the plot of the movie, seeing that so soon after the massacre could be devastating to those affected in Colorado; if they choose to see the movie. For a production company to take the time to do this, it shows that they care about the family and loved ones of the victims in Colorado.
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