Propelled by the release of its bedazzled teaser trailer earlier this year, global anticipation for Baz Luhrmann’s Sydney-shot reworking of time-honored F. Scott Fitzgerald tome, The Gatsby Gatsby, has now been deflated as premiere dates are pushed back…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros have delayed the opening dates for the literary-classic turned Hollywood blockbuster from Christmas Day in America and January 10th in Australia til sometime next Summer in America.
The reasoning behind Warner’s decision seems to stem from an Academy Awards long game with the sneaky new release dates – which in a Warner Bros press statement were described as no further than “summer 2013” – giving the film an unusually long lead time for building Oscar hype.
Not only that, but it could be fair to assume these changes could have also been motivated by this season’s stiff awards competition including buzzy blockbusters: The Dark Knight Rises, Trouble with the Curve, The Master, Cloud Atlas, Argo, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, to name but a few.
Although anticipation for Luhrmann’s 3D depiction of the Roaring Twenties may be momentarily stunted by this news, its buffet of angel faces, incredible wardrobe and already famous storyline will ensure it won’t be forgotten.
Words by Jacqueline Lennon