Baz Luhrmann’s 3D extravaganza The Great Gatsby will now be released next summer, Warner Bros made the announcement but no reason for the delay was given. The highly anticipated adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel was due out in cinemas this Christmas, and delays are often an indication that something isn’t quite right.
President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman 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.”
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures added: “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.”
The adaptation was hotly tipped for the 2013 Academy Awards, but any Oscar hopes will now have to wait until the 2014 ceremony. Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, and he’s joined by Carey Mulligan,Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.Pin It