Warner Bros postpones The Great Gatsby’s release

Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures have pushed back the release date for Baz Luhrmann’s film, The Great Gatsby.

Originally due in theatres on 10 January, the 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel will now be released in the US Summer, both in the US and internationally, including Australia.

Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros Pictures said: “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.”

Kwan Vandenberg, president of international distribution at Warner Bros Pictures said: “Baz is known for being innovative, but with this film he has done something completely unexpected—making it in 3D—while capturing the emotion, the intimacy, the power and the spectacle of the time. 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.”

Filmed at Sydney’s Fox Studios during 2011-2012, and produced by Luhrmann’s Bazmark productions with Red Wagon Entertainment, the film was directed and produced by Luhrmann and adapted by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. Catherine Martin, two time Academy award winning product and costume designer, and Luhrmann’s wife, is also producer. Jason Ballantine, the Australian Screen Editors Guild president as well as Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond edit with Simon Duggan director of photography.


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