New Gangster Squad Filming Planned

Update: The film may be delayed to 2013

Update: Nothing is official yet, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, Warners is now considering shifting the movie's release to January 11, 2013 in the US. Which could, of course, have a knock-on effect to the UK date, but discussions are still ongoing...


With Friday’s traumatic and tragic events in Aurora, Colorado still casting a shadow over more than just T**he Dark Knight Rises, Variety reports that [Warner Bros. has apparently made the decision to remove a key scene from another of its upcoming films, Gangster Squad**,]( and plans some new filming to make sure the story still works.

While the studio has not released an official statement on the matter, and wouldn’t comment about the new footage, it makes sense since one of the big moments in Gangster Squad (as seen in the trailer) features Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn)’s goons firing through a cinema screen at the audience, before walking through the torn surface to continue the attack.

Given the parallels to the cinema shooting this weekend, it would seem to make sense that the film, directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Penn, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Josh Brolin would undergo some editing.

There’s no word yet on whether the release date will change, though it would seem Warners still plans to get the movie out on September 7 across the pond (and November 9 here). If you were thinking of helping the incident's victims and their families, there is a list of causes here.