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New Gangster Squad Filming Planned
Update: The film may be delayed to 2013

25 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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New Gangster Squad Filming Planned

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...

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With Friday’s traumatic and tragic events in Aurora, Colorado still casting a shadow over more than just The 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.


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Remember Spiderman's WTC Scene?
Sony removed a scene from Spiderman post 9/11 because he catches a chopper in a web spun between the two World Trade Centre towers - even though it didnt show any attack on the towers it was cut, a total over-reaction & I think historically it would have had a respectful resonance if left intact. Now the cinema shooting scene would not have the same effect and in hindsight it would probably look callous & commercial if left in because it does mirror the Aurora attack so intensley. My feeling is More

Posted by Duane Barry at 17:32 on 28 July 2012 | Report This Post

I hope they didn't hurt their chins when their knees jerked More

Posted by BoudaSmoke at 13:46 on 25 July 2012 | Report This Post

Um.how's about?
Instead of all this re-shoot crap..why don't they invest the same time/money into lobbying for changes to the gun laws!! It'll save abit of hassle next time it occurs.And it will. More

Posted by groovymite at 17:52 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

Um.how's about?
Instead of all this re-shoot crap..why don't they invest the same time/money into lobbying for changes to the gun laws!! It'll save abit of hassle next time it occurs.And it will. More

Posted by groovymite at 17:47 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
Sounds like they may have cut bits of the trailer - there were a few lines (I think it was only him and Penn that spoke). Edit - wait, no - I think Stone replied to him at one point. But there were a couple of shots in the bar, one opening a door. Other stuff. More

Posted by elab49 at 14:53 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
Gosling only had one line of dialogue in the trailer I saw before TDKR. And he did look boss catching that shotgun. I find it hard to get enthused about a Sean Penn film though. He's a good enough actor but I just think he comes across as a bit of a dick in real life and I find it hard to warm to him onscreen as a result. Granted, he's the villain in this so maybe hating the guy will work in the film's favour. More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 14:49 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
This is true. Out of context, Catwoman looked awful in the trailers.  More

Posted by elab49 at 14:42 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
Yeah, but studios tend to use a lot of alternate takes and scenes that won't make the final cut when putting together trailers. What you saw in there might be not be truly representative of the film's actual content. I see what you're saying, but I'm not worried. Also: that scene when Gosling catches the shotgun was fucking coooooool! More

Posted by MonsterCat at 14:39 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
I appreciated the need to feature Gosling in the trailer, given his current renown - the problem was every piece of dialogue he had to utter plummetted dead to the ground. It was quite worrying.  More

Posted by elab49 at 14:35 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
Well, it's partly reason but it looks like it might be a fun gangster action flick. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 14:32 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
L: MonsterCat I don't think it's necessary, but if they find a way to make it work I suppose it doesn't really matter. I'm quite looking to forward to seeing Gangster Squad. And before Elab says anything, it's not just because I fancy Ryan Gosling. sm=33.gif] More

Posted by elab49 at 14:18 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
I think it's a bad idea to start changing films because of current events. In this case, especially, where the shooting plays an intricate part in the plot, I don't see how they can start changing things on such short notice without resulting in a loss of quality (presuming this film is of any quality to begin with -- we'll have to see it first in order to judge that). I can understand why e.g. they deleted the WTC scene from Spider-Man after the 9/11 attacks: this was just one interventio More

Posted by Dropje at 12:34 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
A pity as the scene in question sounds like a great action sequence but i suppose its understandable that they change it given what happened to those poor people last week. Maybe we will be able to see it as part of the special features on the films eventual dvd release? More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 12:33 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
I don't think it's necessary, but if they find a way to make it work I suppose it doesn't really matter. I'm quite looking to forward to seeing Gangster Squad. And before Elab says anything, it's not just because I fancy Ryan Gosling. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 11:38 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
The trailer was still playing when I saw TDKR - even with that it I never even noticed the apparent movie theatre shooting bit in the awfulness of the dialogue.  More

Posted by elab49 at 10:56 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
That's very true. I also had a thought which makes me change my mind about his: if there had been, say, a car bomb in New York, would that have stopped film-makers using a similar scene? I doubt it. There are always tragedies happening around the world, but that doesn't stop films from using similar scenes. The massacre in Aurora was absolutely horrible, and it's important to be respectful of those who died and to their families, but that shouldn't mean a fictional story should have to be c More

Posted by Whistler at 09:47 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

is that really necessary?
personally i dont feel it is necessary, while i do feel very sorry for the people killed in that cinema and there families i do feel like always that its blown out of proportion in the sense that we have to react to tragedy in this way.newspapers calling him the batman killer, if thats the case why arent they stopping showing the dark knight rises? if america had better gun control then maybe these things wouldnt happen, it doesnt happen in the uk. the scene in gangster squad of the cinema shoot More

Posted by scottnichol at 08:38 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: is that really necessary?
I think it probably is necessary, but also very disappointing. What worries me is if he has a friend, or maybe just a copycat, who fancies doing the same thing with this film. More

Posted by Whistler at 02:35 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

is that really necessary?
I can understand the sensitivity, but decisions like this make me feel that the rest of the world has capitulated to the cultural effect of one lunatic. I don't mean to overstate the importance of one film, but the fact is that anyone who now goes to see this will be aware that their choice of entertainment has effectively been censored due to that psycho twat. More

Posted by Dr Science at 01:27 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

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