Warner Brothers has delayed the release of upcoming picture, Gangster Squad – which features a shoot-out scene in a movie theatre – following the Batman cinema massacre in Aurora, Colorado last week.
The mob thriller, set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and 50s and starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn, will now hit theatres on 11 January 2013, rather than debuting on 7 September as originally planned.
The Studio is reportedly still deciding whether to edit or delete the scene, in which mobsters burst through the screen, opening fire on cinema-goers.
The decision was made after a lone gunman shot and killed 12 people on 20 July during a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises; another Warner Bros. release.
The movie’s climactic cinema-shoot-out ending could be seen in Gangster Squad’s original trailer, which has now been pulled by the studios.
This isn’t the first time the film has had its release date changed, with the picture originally set for release in October 2012.
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