Gangster Squad re-shoot set for August 20

Due to the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the release date for Gangster Squad was pushed to January 2013. This is because of a scene in the trailer that showed four men coming through a movie screen and shooting at the audience. This scene was eerily close to the events that occurred during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, so Warner Bros., the studio behind both The Dark Knight Rises and Gangster Squad, decided to re-shoot the scene and distance the movie – which features a good amount of gun violence due to its gang nature – from the shooting. The re-shoot, set to commence August 20, is supposed to last five days and send two of the film’ stars, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin, as well as four other actors to Los Angeles’ Chinatown. The film also stars Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Emma Stone. ~Morgan Bates 

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  1. Jonathan • August 11, 2012 @ 1:53 PM

    This is a pointless reaction. Altering art due to the stupidity of someone makes no sense. It would be like removing the towers from every movie skyline so we don’t remember 9/11.

  2. TJ • August 11, 2012 @ 4:26 PM

    i completely agree with Jonathan, they should not alter the movie for this person’s stupidity. postponing the release is enough to show respect to the shooting incident.

  3. Olive • August 11, 2012 @ 9:58 PM

    I watch someone on youtube who has one thought on this: if Mickey Cohen (who the movie is about) shot up a movie theater, then the producers should keep the scene in the film. I believe that you shouldn’t censor anything (in this case a movie) because you dont want to remind people of a tragic event. If the story is a true one, then dont take out key scenes because they could cause bad memories. We can choose whether or not we see a certain movie. Its like taking out anything that reminds you of the Holocaust or 9/11: if it happened then you shouldnt shelter people from it. Just saying

  4. Trevor • August 12, 2012 @ 2:13 PM

    This is pointless and stupid.

  5. Josh • August 12, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

    They are not trying to shelter people from it. They are banking that by Jan people would have already forgotten about the events in Colorado. They don’t want to remind them and in turn hurt revenues for the entire movie industry, as people may have reservations about going to the Theaters.

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