‘Gangster Squad’ Lands New Release Date, ‘Gravity’ Delayed to 2013

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 24th, 2013 at 6:22 am,

Jan 13 Box Office Gangster Squad Gangster Squad Lands New Release Date, Gravity Delayed to 2013

The heads over at Warner Bros. have reshuffled release dates for two noteworthy upcoming titles: the star-studded period crime drama Gangster Squad – and the technologically-innovative, 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity.

Gangster Squad previously had (then briefly lost) an October 2012 release date; it’s now set to hit theaters this year on September 7th. Gravity has been removed from the Thanksgiving 2012 holiday frame, for a (tentatively) unspecified date in 2013.

We here at Screen Rant have been keeping a close eye on Gangster Squad for the past year; the talent connected to this project alone was sufficient to land it a spot on our 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2012 list. Thanks to the premiere of a shiny official trailer last week, Ruben Fleischer’s third go in the director’s seat (after Zombieland and 30: Minutes or Less) now ranks high on many film geeks’ lists of most anticipated titles for the last third of 2012.

Gangster Squad arrives on the scene a week after Lawless, which is also a hotly-anticipated period crime flick based on real events, that also comes armed with a killer cast. Hopefully, that means the 2012 Summer Movie season will go out with a bang – and the Fall/Winter period can start off on the right foot, much like last year (see: the one-two punch of Contagion and Warrior).

Gravity‘s delay comes as somewhat of a surprise, especially in the aftermath of overwhelmingly positive feedback from film bloggers and journalists (some of the more casual moviegoers were less entranced) who attended a test screening earlier this month. Alfonso Cuarón’s film was originally scheduled to open this November – alongside the Red Dawn remake, the CGI toon Rise of the Guardians and Davis O. Russell dramedy The Silver Linings Playbook.

It’s possible that Gravity‘s technical qualities (like a 17-minute single-take opening shot) require more touching up in post-production than expected – or perhaps Warner Bros. has decided the Sandra Bullock-anchored film is better fit for a spring/summer release. Either way, cinephiles will have to scratch that one off their must-see list (as far as 2012 is concerned, that is).

We will continue to keep you up-to-date on the status of both Gangster Squad and Gravity, in the future.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. Wait so Gangster Squad comes out…September…7th???
    Also awesome since that and Lawless are all up in my “wanna see but dont want to wait” list

    Shame about Gravity but until last week i thought it was coming out in 2013 anyway

  2. I really dont care for “Gravity”. the plot interests me and so does the 17 minute opening shot. But i didnt care for “Children of Men” and i really dont like Sandra Bullock. So im fine waiting on this one.

    Gangster Squad really didnt show up on my radar until the trailer premier but now i’ll definitely see it opening weekend

  3. I don’t really get a ‘drama’ vibe from Gangster Squad especially since it’s coming out at the end of the blockbuster season and features such a great cast. Also the highly stylized violence, i can’t help but think that they would do that JUST to get people in the door. I’m sure it’ll be in the ranks of films like the town but I feel like the story (As simple as it is) is going to take a back seat to the action especially given the director’s record

  4. I was interested in Gravity, until Bullock was cast, cannot watch anything with her in.

  5. Well this is not necessarily, a bad this just means more great movies to look forward to next year. Can’t wait 12moths of great movies :)

  6. Do we really need more violence packed movies?? Can’t Hollywood make anything but that?? Want to know why European movies win Oscars? ( Iron Lady, The Artist, Lord of the Rings, etc, etc.) It’s because evidently they know how to make high quality movies that don’t involve endless killings. Wonder why we can’t ??