‘Gangster Squad’ to be delayed and reshot in wake of Colorado shootings
1940′s gangster film is being delayed to January and will have a reshot climax.
The mass shootings in Colorado at a cinema during the midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ left 12 people dead and more than 50 injured, but the national tragedy has had more far reaching effects other than the fact that cinemas are ramping up security and some banning costumes inside cinemas. It’s unfortunate timing for Warner Brothers gangster flick ‘Gangster Squad’ as the studio had to swiftly pull the trailer of the film because it featured a shot from the climax of the film with gangsters storming into a cinema and opening fire. Now, looks like it won’t just be the trailer that’s affected.
The mob thriller set in 1940s Los Angeles was set for release in September, but it is now confirmed that the studio has shifted the release to January of next year and will reshoot the climax of the film which involved mobsters storming into a cinema from behind the movie screen and opening fire in Grauman’s Chinese Theater may no longer be there or at least be significantly edited in light of the tragedy. This kills the films chances at the Oscars this year and probably at the box office as well, and is an exaggerated move on the studio’s part to do that to such a promising film. Good thing ‘Inglorious Basterds’ has been out for years.