The Great Gatsby Bumped to Summer 2013

Back in May I wrote about a new movie version of one of my favorite novels of all time, The Great Gatsby.  The new film version was set to release on Christmas Day in 2012.  News recently broke that Warner Bros. was moving the release date to the summer of 2013.  Some say a date change is a reflection of trouble on the set, however it could also mean that Warner Bros. believes they have a summer blockbuster on their hands.  With Leonardo DiCaprio as a star, odds are Gatsby will be a blockbuster next summer.

In other news, I have been off-line for the past few days because I was enjoying a mini-vacation in Northern Michigan.  I have a great entry planned about just how beautiful a trip "up - north" can be.  Look for that later this week. 

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  1. Maybe the studio decided it wasn't quite good enough for the end of year Oscar-bait, but this way they can capitalize on all the kids who have to read the book over the summer and would rather watch the movie instead. I wonder how many of them will be shocked when Leo is shot in the pool. Last year when I saw Jane Eyre the whole theater gasped when the house burned down and I was like, "Seriously? None of you knew that was going to happen?"

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    1. Good point...I really think they believe they have a summer blockbuster on their hands. It seems WB believes the film will be popular with adults as well as teens. I imagine there will many shocked fans at the end.

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  2. You should have seen the shock of 90% of my students when he was shot in the pool. It was pretty easy to know who finished the book!

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    1. I still remember watching that scene way back when I was a junior in high school. It was shocking even after reading the book

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