I know I’m a little late on the bandwagon, but when I found out the news, I think it’s still pretty worthy to blog about.
The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name, was supposed to hit theatres on Christmas day of this year, but it has now been delayed to summer 2013.
The only flick I’ve seen from Luhrmann is Romeo + Juliet, which I liked. I respect the guy for his artsy style, as Moulin Rouge! and Australia have been on my watchlist for awhile. His film making and writing might bring something interesting to the project. I haven’t read the Gatsby book, but it sounds fairly interesting. I really enjoy Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
Maybe it was a good choice for Warner Bros. to decide to change the date, as this and Hobbit would be coming out around the same time, both big projects. Also, both big projects, this film and Django Unchained were originally to be released Christmas day, and they both star DiCaprio.
I think it is a pretty good choice for the release date to be moved to next year, as it should potentially help the film during award seasons.
While I’m not overly excited to see the film, I probably would have still given it a chance. It sucks that the release date got extended so much. I won’t care to see the flick in 3D.
Overall, I can wait for the flick. Maybe they can improve the quality of it with more time for production; I mean just look at Avatar right?