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Confirmed: 'Gangster Squad' Gets Delayed to Alter Theater Shoot-Out Scene

July 26, 2012 07:23:29 GMT

The mob thriller has been rescheduled to hit cinemas on January 11, 2013, the same day when Jeremy Renner's 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' opens nationwide.



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It's official, "Gangster Squad" will not grace theaters nationwide this September. Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the much-talked-about mob thriller will be pushed back to January 11, 2013.

As reported previously, the studio aims to reshoot a climatic scene in the movie that features a gunfight in the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The theater shoot-out scene recently sparked controversy in the wake of the recent Aurora massacre that claimed the lives of 12 people during "The Dark Knight Rises" midnight screening.

The new release schedule will give time to the filmmaker to find an alternate gunfight scene that doesn't take place in a movie theater. With the new date, the Sean Penn-starring movie is set to face off Jeremy Renner's delayed pic "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters".

"Gangster Squad" centers on Penn's Mickey Cohen, a ruthless Brooklyn-born mob. He runs the show in the town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and every wire bet placed west of Chicago.

Cohen runs the dirty businesses with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate the bravest, street-hardened cop, except a secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart.

The Ruben Fleischer-directed film was originally slated for a September 7 U.S. release this year.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by themaster on Jul 26, 2012
First of all, If the family or victims of Aurora theater do not want to see the movie or that scene don't watch the movie them, no one is forcing you to watch movies like that one!!!!!. We feel sorry for what happen but, people want to see that movie. Delaying it will make it worth. WARNER BROS please.!!!!!!!! We know you trying to be good with them but what about everyone else???? In my opinion the only solution is to put security in all the movie theater, not delaying movies or changing scenes!!!!! Think before make a move!!!!
posted by Stupidmove on Jul 26, 2012
Who cares. Why not remove all the scenes with gun violence. its a movie, give me a break
posted by tyler on Jul 26, 2012
They will NEVER put security in every movie theater. What happened in Aurora doesn't happen every day. It happened once. And delaying the movie isn't going to change anything. Now everybody knows what happens at the end of Gangster Squad. Why release it at all. You only put a movie out in September or January when you know its going to fail anyway.

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