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'Gangster Squad' Officially Pushed Back To January 11, 2013; Rewrites & Reshoots Planned

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 26, 2012 9:16 AM
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Well, it didn’t take Warner Bros. long to finally make a decision on “Gangster Squad.” After the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado -- which happened a week ago tonight -- Warner Bros. went into crisis mode figuring out how to handle the Ruben Fleischer-directed film, which in its climax features a scene of gangsters shooting through a movie screen at the audience. After first yanking the trailer from in front of the prints of “The Dark Knight Rises,” word started flying about possible reshoots and delaying the release to early January.

Warner Bros. Considers Moving 'Gangster Squad' To January 11, 2013

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 25, 2012 8:36 AM
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  • 14 Comments
In the wake of the awful tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, it was revealed earlier this week that Warner Bros. had decided to remove a sequence from the Ruben Fleischer film “Gangster Squad” that featured gangsters shooting through a movie screen toward an audience and that the studio was already planning reshoots in order to make the then-locked-in September 7th release date.

Warner Bros. To Remove Scene & Undergo Reshoots On 'Gangster Squad' In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 2:01 PM
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  • 39 Comments
With the saga of James Holmes and the awful Aurora, Colorado shooting at the end of last week only just beginning, as the young man had his first court date today -- televised, of course -- it seems Warner Bros. has made a decision regarding "Gangster Squad." As you might recall, the studio quickly rushed to yank the trailer from in front of prints of "The Dark Knight Rises" as it featured a sequence in which some gangsters shoot through a movie screen toward an audience. Reports also suggested that WB was tabling a few options on how to handle the film, from delaying the release to cutting the scene, and unfortunately, the latter option is prevailing.

Warner Bros. Considers Recutting Or Delaying Release Of 'Gangster Squad' In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2012 11:19 AM
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With the country still reeling from the shocking and awful shooting in Colorado during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," an incident that has left twelve dead and more than fifty injured, the industry itself is figuring out how best to respond. Warner Bros. has been left in an unfortunate position, with the opening of their biggest film of the year marred. Thus far, the studio has pulled TV spots for the film and has decided not to report the box office figures this weekend out of respect for the victims. But another upcoming film on the WB slate may also be affected by the events of the past couple days.

New Posters For 'Gangster Squad,' 'The Last Stand,' 'After Earth' & 'The Campaign'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 2:59 PM
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Set your eyeballs on fun, because a plethora of one sheets have landed in the last few days, so we're just gonna round 'em up here for your perusal.

New 'Gangster Squad' Photos Pop With Explosive Tommy Gun Fire From An Angry Sean Penn

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 10:20 AM
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While that rumored appearance at Cannes never happened (and given the mixed reception to the similar period shoot-em-up "Lawless," perhaps it was  a good move), the buzz is starting to build on Warner Bros' "Gangster Squad." A trailer landed a few weeks back, and soon after it was given a September 7th release date, where it'll compete directly with John Hillcoat's film for the late summer/early fall audience that saw films like "The Town" and "Contagion" become hits in the last few years.

Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Pushed To 2013; 'Gangster Squad' Lands September 7th Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2012 8:48 PM
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Well, if you thought the half-finished, test-screening speculation on Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" last week was bad enough, just watch what some corners of the internet will be saying about this latest update on the film.

"Every Kingdom Comes Up Bloody": Trailer For 'Gangster Squad' Arrives Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling & Josh Brolin

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 9, 2012 7:46 PM
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Despite having ceded its release date to a fellow Warner Bros. film, "Argo," it appears the studio has not given up on its drama "Gangster Squad." Directed by Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland," "30 Minutes Or Less") and featuring the all-star cast of Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone and a prosethtic-laden Sean Penn, a trailer has just arrived, likely ensuring the picture will arrive in 2012 after all. When? Well, that would be a question that won't be answered yet.

'Argo' Takes 'Gangster Squad' Release Date, Leaving Crime Pic Without A Slot; Still Planned For 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:47 PM
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Well, here's an interesting change up to Warner Bros. fall calendar, and one that is sure to get people talking...The studio has moved Ben Affleck's "Argo" to October 12th, taking the date previously assigned to "Gangster Squad," leaving the ensemble crime flick without a date at the moment. Both films boast massive, marquee-worthy casts but it seems WB is making a solid awards season move with Affleck's pic. 

'Gangster Squad' Moves Up One Week, Presumably To Avoid 'Paranormal Activity 4'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 17, 2012 5:56 PM
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A slight update on the release date front via Warner Bros. The studio has decided to move up its period, L.A. noir drama, "The Gangster Squad," one week from October 19th to October 12th. A minor adjustment perhaps, but worth noting: the picture has likely moved to avoid going face to face with Paramount's unrivaled found-footage horror flick, "Paranormal Activity 4." While the films cater to two distinctly different fans (drama vs. horror), "Paranormal Activity 3" was the biggest film in the franchise's history thus far, grossing $205 million worldwide, so it's likely WB hoped to avoid losing any of their audience. 

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