Scene From Movie Cut in Response to Tragedy
A scene from the upcoming movie “Gangster Squad” is reportedly being cut in response to the Colorado movie theater tragedy. The scene involves gangsters shooting up an audience in a movie theater.
A clip of the scene was being shown during theater trailers and was shown at the Colorado theater shortly before a gunman went on a rampage that killed 12 people and wounded 58.
The scene was pulled from the film’s trailer after the shooting, and the studio has decided to reshoot portions of the movie. The release date for the movie has been postponed from September 7 to, possibly, January.
According to Variety:
“The studio moved swiftly Friday to pull from exhibs and online outlets the trailer for Gangster Squad, a period drama that featured a scene in which agents spray machine-gun fire into a crowded movie theater from behind the screen. Given the eerie association created by the Aurora shootings, Warner Bros. has since decided to remove the scene from the film, which opens Sept. 7, and is putting reshoot plans into motion, a source with knowledge of the situation told Variety. Warner Bros. would not comment.”
“Gangster Squad” – a period crime drama starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, hits theaters on September 7th.
What do you think about Warner Brothers removing the scene from the film?