‘Gangster Squad’ to forgo 2012 release for January 2013 instead?

Following the news the other day, that Warner Bros. had pulled the trailers for Gangster Squad after the tragedy, which took place in Aurora, Colorado last week because the film is deemed too gun heavy and features a scene where they shoot from behind a cinema screen into the cinema, it has now been reported that they have pushed the release date back to January 2013.

The film, currently scheduled for September 7th was going to be apparently edited and released a little later in fears that the edit wouldn’t be ready, but they have now decided to forgo the release this year altogether.

The film, which is due to be released on September 7th stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone, and follows LAPD officers who decide to take on the Mafia in 1940′s LA.

The Hollywood Reporter has been told that bosses are looking at several factors concerning the film, including possible planned reshoots.

What do you think about this? Is this out of respect for what happened last week, or is this political correctness gone mad? Do Warner really think that in January, what happened will be out of the memories of those affected?

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Ollie.Charles
Reviews Editor, Contributor and Festival Coordinator

Ollie has written for Front Row Reviews pretty much since its inception about seven years ago whilst still studying Film & Television. Since then, he was trust into the world of independent film distribution and has recently started working with Picturehouse Entertainment in their Marketing Department. Having written and produced two radio series, he is moving hoping to (one day) write a web series/short film/feature (delete as appropriate ;)). His favourite director is David Lynch (which makes him make a lot of sense!) and his favourite films are The Hours, Mulholland Drive, Volver, Blade Runner and Bridget Jones Diary.

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