The release date of Baz Luhrmann's great looking big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been moved from December of this year to Summer of 2013. It seems like the producers of the film are very happy with it, and they just want more people to see it. Dan Fellman had this to say in a statement,
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.
Producer Veronika Kwan Vandenberg added,
The responses we’ve had to some of the early sneak peeks have been phenomenal, and we think The Great Gatsby will be the perfect summer movie around the world.
Another reason Warner Bros. is probably moving the release date is because there's a ton of competition in Decemeber. Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained are all being released in theaters that month.
The movie has a great cast of actors that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. I'm looking forward to this film, and I guess it will be a nice break from all of those awesome big summer blockbusters that will be released with it.
Warner Bros. has a pretty epic 2013 summer planned already. They're also releasing The Hangover Part III on May 24th, Man of Steel June 14th, Pacific Rim July 12th, and the 300 sequel on August 2nd.
Do you think this film belongs on the summer schedule? Are you excited about seeing it?
Here's the Synopsis:
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.