Warner Brothers Pushes ‘The Great Gatsby’ To 2013
Warner Brothers has decided to push out the release date of their forthcoming period drama The Great Gatsby (per The Hollywood Reporter) from directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic), Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man), Carey Mulligan (Drive) and Joel Edgerton (Warrior).
Together Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman and international distribution president Veronika Kwan Vandenberg made the announcement of their decision to change the movie’s release date of December from 25th 2012 to the summer of 2013. “Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings Fitzgerald’s American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exiting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”
WB’s move is due in part to the competition that will enter the box office around the same time as ‘Great Gatsby’. During the month of December 2012 alone predictable dominators like Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ is slated to hit theaters as well as ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘Cloud Atlas’ from director Tim Tykwer.
‘The Great Gatsby’ joins several other motion pictures that Warner Brothers has decided to shuffle around. ‘Gravity’, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Jack the Giant Killer’, ‘Bullet to the Head’ and ‘Gangster Squad’ have all been relocated from their original 2012 spots to new dates.