Many people (myself included) were counting director Alfonso Cuaron’s ambitious sci-fi pic Gravity as one of their most anticipated films of 2012. Well, now we’re all gonna have to wait a little longer, as Warner Bros. has lifted the film off of its November release date and set it for sometime in 2013. This is a big bummer, but the film most likely has some insane visual effects work to finish in post-production. Sandra Bullock stars as an astronaut stranded in space, and she’s apparently the only actor onscreen for the majority of the film. Though I’m sad to have to wait, I’m confident that the move was made in the film’s best interest. I’d rather have the Gravity Cuaron intends to release rather than a rushed version. It’s also entirely possible that Warner Bros. just felt that their slate was too crowded to premiered Gravity. In addition to The Hobbit, they have Argo, Gangster Squad, and The Great Gatsby all opening this fall.
Additionally, Warner Bros. has finally set a date for Gangster Squad after giving Ben Affleck’s Argo the film’s previous release date. The star-studded period crime pic will now open on September 7th (per Box Office Mojo), where it’s currently the only wide release slated for that date. We recently got our first look at the Ruben Fleischer-directed drama by way of the film’s trailer, and it garnered a fairly mixed reaction. I actually think the film looks pretty cool, and Fleischer looks to have possibly crafted a more commercial film than many were expecting.
Also of note, Warner Bros. has moved the adaptation of Beautiful Creatures up two days to February 13th, 2013. The film will now open one day before A Good Day to Die Hard and Escape from Planet Earth.