Following the horrific shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado during a premiere screening of The Dark Knight Rises this summer, Warner Bros. decided that the having the climactic gunfight of their upcoming Gangster Squad film would be too gauche/offensive to filmgoers. Thus, Gangster Squad’s ending was reshot in Chinatown and the film (originally set for a fall 2012 release) was pushed back to January 11, 2013. Because of that, the film is getting a new marketing push with a recut of the original trailer that now features scenes from the new ending.
The star-studded (Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, and Emma Stone) movie tells the story of Brooklyn-born mob boss Mickey Cohen (Penn), who runs the Los Angeles mob with relative immunity thanks to his purchase of protection from the police department and local politicians. Enter Brolin and Gosling, who lead a secret gang of L.A. cops who aim to topple Cohen’s empire. Here’s the new trailer:
You can compare it the original (which featured clips from the axed climax) here.
Gangster Squad was directed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, which explains the film’s flashy visual kinetics. The film is set to be released on January 11, 2013.
What do you think of the new trailer?