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So. We have bad news, and we have good news. The bad news is it looks like Warner Bros. is postponing the release of Baz Luhrmann's much-anticipated remake of The Great Gastby. Media Bistro reports that the studio has issued a press-release stating that, because the movie is just that good, the release date is going to be held until next summer when, ostensibly, more people can go see it. Here's the quote:
“Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings Fitzgerald’s American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”
Er, not to give anything away here, but unless Mr. Luhrmann has taken some serious liberties with the ending, the film might not be appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Anyway, the release goes on to proclaim that the film “will be the perfect summer movie around the world,” which you might find obnoxiously cheerful, considering how we've been teased for months with the Christmas 2012 release date.
But the good news here is that all the roaring '20s-inpsired fashion you have been eyeing and/or possibly buying is going to be around that much longer. So let's all just look on the bright side, shall we?
In the meantime, here's the trailer again, in case you'd like to linger over what might have been for a few moments longer.
· The Great Gatsby Release Moved to Summer 2013 [Media Bistro]
· The Great Gatsby Trailer Is Here In All of its Glittery Glory [Racked]
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