latest visual epic moves to the new year.Luhrman
was riding the crest of a wave in the wake of the massive success of Moulin Rouge
, with the disappointing Australia
putting a damper on his excessive style for a few years. He’s back with a particularly lurid take on The Great Gatsby
, but we’ve just got word that we won’t be seeing it as soon as some had hoped.
Based on the famed novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
, the movie was primed for a holiday season release in the states but Warner Bros
has confirmed that the film will move to a summer 2013 slot. The official reason for the change is that the scope of the film is better suited to a summer blockbuster period and that makes a certain amount of sense, given the cast, the 3D and the visuals. But there’s also no denying that Gatsby
faced serious opposition in late 2012 from the likes of The Hobbit
and still others, making the move all the more necessary.
Check out the unsurprisingly attractive trailer.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio
as the mysterious and captivating Gatsby, with an impressive supporting cast including Carey Mulligan
, Isla Fisher
, Joel Edgerton
and Tobey Maguire
and a script penned by Luhrman
himself and co-Moulin Rouge
scribe Craig Pearce
.Look for The Great Gatsby in cinemas in mid 2013.