Colorado Shooting: Delay of Ryan Gosling Starrer Gangster Squad
Jul 27, 2012 02:16 PM EDT
Last week's Aurora movie theater shooting has prompted the delayed release of the much awaited "Gangster Squad," starring Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn, due a scene that needs to be re-shot because of it resemblance to the Dark Knight Massacre.
The Warner Brothers movie which was scheduled to release on September 7 will now be released on January 11 2013, according its distributors. The period film based on a Los Angeles police-gangster battle in the 1940s features a scene in which someone opens fire in a movie house, has to be re-shot because producers fear its similarity to the recent movie shootings. The scene which is supposedly integral to the central plot was featured in the film's trailers. It is still unclear, whether the scene will be completely reshot, edited or simple removed from the film all together. The trailers featuring the scene have been removed from movie theaters and the internet.
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Warner Brothers, the films distributors has yet to comment. According to Slatest magazine the move ends any 2012 Oscar aspirations for the film since the changed release date shifts "from a plum fall release to a month often considered a dumping ground(dates which makes it ineligable for that year's oscars)," as reported by the Associated Press.
The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer, and also stars Emma Stone and Josh Brolin.
Last Friday, 24-year-old James Egan Holmes opened fire in a packed Aurora movie theater in Colorado at a midnight screening of the "Dark Knight Rises," killing 12 people and injuring 70.
Colorado police arrested him later Friday morning and immediately took him into custody. Police found his apartment to be inundated with ammunition in addition to being booby trapped. Holmes faced his first day in court on Monday. There are chances that prosecutors attorney Carol Chambers will seek the death penalty. The case might take as long as a year.