The much anticipated film Gangster Squad is to have its release pushed back to 2013 in the wake of The Dark Knight Rises shootings.
The release date has been pushed back to allow Warner Bros and the films director Ruben Fleischer the time to reshoot certain parts of the film which may be viewed as disrespectful following the shootings in Colorado last weekend.
As we mentioned earlier in the week the scene which is likely to cause offense features a group of gangsters shooting at cinema goers from behind the screen. At the scene is such a big part in the movie it isn’t as simple as just cutting it out as it’ll have a knock on effect to the rest of the story line. So to avoid anymore PR misery parts of the film, which stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone, will now be reshot.
Naturally there’s already debate around whether such a decision is necessary given that this film already has such a huge following who are eagerly anticipating its release. However Warner Bros are of course being extra careful with this kind of stuff now and the scene would no doubt be seen as many as distasteful.
Gangster Squad will now be released on 11th January 2013.