THE GREAT GATSBY 3D Theatrical Release Moved to Summer 2013
Published: August 6, 2012 - 10:51am
Warner Bros' upcoming 3D adaptation of the popular F. Scott Fitzgerald's fictional novel The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann and was until recently scheduled for theatrical release on December 25th, 2012.
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.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan and Jack Thompson. Warner Bros had scheduled the film for theatrical release on December 25th, 2012, but it has now been revealed that the date has been shifted.
Variety reports that Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of the popular novel will now hit theaters in the summer of 2013 in an effort to assuage competition from this year's busy winter season that also includes another DiCaprio film Django Unchained.
According to an unnamed WB executive, the film 'had a feeling of more a tentpole [feel] and the move was made to take advantage of the summer crowds.'