Warner Bros set to re-edit Gangster Squad?
The release of Gangster Squad may be delayed, as Warner Bros considers re-editing the film...
The aftermath of the horrible, horrible shootings in Colorado last week is seeing Warner Bros looking at what to do with its upcoming movie, Gangster Squad.
The film has been linked with the tragedy due to a scene - which is also in the trailer - of a cinema shoot-out. Incidentally, it remains to the shame of the site Deadline that, just hours after the events, it was criticising Warner Bros for releasing the trailer in the first place. The wonderful site The Shiznit summed up our thoughts on the matter here. The disgusting manner in which Deadline reacted to the shootings, by questioning their impact on box office numbers within hours, for example, leaves a horribly foul taste.
Warner Bros is in a really difficult position here, and it's now believed that the studio is strongly considering cutting the movie shoot-out scene from the film. Apparently, it's a pretty pivotal scene, and it's possible that it may involve reshoot work if that happens. That, in turn, means that the release date for Gangster Squad of 7th September is looking increasingly less likely.
We don't have to sit in Warner Bros' offices and make these decisions, so it's easy for us to say this. Our thoughts are, however, that recutting a film won't really change anything. There are bigger issues surrounding the sickening events than a scene in a film that was shot many, many months ago. And there are better websites than ours for discussing them.
There's more on the story at the Los Angeles Times, here.
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