Crime drama “Gangster Squad” directed by Ruben Fleischer was to be launched in North American theaters on September 7, 2012, but the bombing of the multiplex in Aurora – Colorado, in which 12 people lost their lives and another 59 people were injured, the plans changed to Warner Bros. Pictures producers.
Bloody bone of contention is a sequence of “Gangster Squad” in which actors open fire on spectators in a theater with projection screen, the similarities with the massacre of James Holmes at the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20 is obvious, which is why the studio has withdrawn from the Internet shortly after the attack, including the trailer that was highlighted that scene.
Lacking confidence in the maturity of the audience in the U.S. and their ability to distinguish fact from fiction, Warner Bros. Pictures found it preferable to delay the launch four months to film again certain scenes crucial to the story than to leave the film in its original form, risking the high level of violence in “Gangster Squad” to generate any other tragedy.
The problems with which now are facing producers are related to how quickly they will be able to meet them on the cast to film again scenes and troubleshooting as to synchronize their schedules to be free to all to participate in measures to promote in January.
The new launch date set by Warner Bros. Pictures for “Gangster Squad” is January 11, 2013, which means that the movie comes out fighting for next year’s awards, but has the advantage of not having opponents branded box office, the only competitor in the action comedy horror “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in the titular roles.