This Christmas was going to be pretty epic. On December 25th, 2012 we were going to have Leonardo DiCaprio face off against himself, with the release of both Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained and Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby (in 3D).
I for one was looking forward to this day, because Tarantino is one of my favorite directors and DiCaprio one of my favorite actors. I also am a fan of The Great Gatsby and Luhrmann’s adaption was shaping up to not only be a visual treat, but a character-rich story as well.
Warner Brothers must not have a lot of faith in the film or they must really be scared of Tarantino, because according to Box Office Mojo they have opted out of the Christmas release and instead placed the film for release in the summer of 2013. No exact date has been given.
We should approach this news cautiously, because it could just be a matter of financing and maximizing profit. It also could mean that the film is troubled, much like Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was pushed back last minute due to 3D post conversions.
Luhrmann’s Gatsby film was already planning for a 3D release, so that can’t be the case.
Anyone else kind of curious as to why WB randomly pulled the film from such a promising release date?