Wednesday, July 25, 2012



Gangster Squad
In response to tragedies, studios quickly react in order to avoid any semblance of indifference or callousness on their part.  After the Trayvon Martin shooting, Fox decided they should change the name of their comedy Neighborhood Watch to simply The Watch. 

Warner Bros. is faced with the challenge of more than just a title change following this past Friday’s tragic shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.

The studio has already removed the trailer for their upcoming 1940s crime film Gangster Squad because it features a scene where characters start firing machine guns through a movie screen into the audience.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. has not only pulled the trailer because of the movie theater scene, but they plan to pull the scene from the final film.  The studio is also “putting reshoot plans into motion” which means the scene must have been fairly important to the plot.

This scene will be cut
The studio wants the picture to release in September, however if they plan on having reshoots, this might push the film back to 2013.

The tragedy in Aurora is heartbreaking, however the act of this sadistic individual, should not dictate our own behaviors. Changing a scene in a film, that is already violent will not really change anything, and in the grand scheme of things its completely meaningless.

What do you think about Warner Bros. cutting this scene? Comment below…

Gangster Squad is currently set to open on September 7th.

UPDATE: GANGSTER SQUAD WILL BE RELEASED IN JANUARY 2013, as reshoots will take place.

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