By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Jul 26, 2012 10:52 AM EDT
The movie company behind Ryan Gosling's latest film, "Gangsta Squad" has decided to change the film's release date in the wake of the Colorado shooting.
Warner Bros., the same company behind "Dark Knight Rises," has moved the release date of the violent film from September 7 to January 11.
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According to Variety, Warner Bros. announced that the studio will re-edit a scene where gangsters shoot a crowd in a movie theater with machine guns from behind the movie screen.
The trailer that was released prior to the shooting has been re-edited. The movie theater scene has been taken out and the new trailer features the actors shooting a police car and a house with machine guns, and blowing up a car and there's also an explosion at a corner store.
Daily Mail had stills from the original trailer which has now been removed out of the respect for the victims in Colorado.
Variety reported that the movie studio would take the scene out completely and reshoot it. Later, the company decided to move the film's release date back, rewrite the script and re-shoot it. In light of this, Warner Bros. has cancelled all scheduled press screenings.
Ryan Gosling is currently shooting scenes for the film. There has not been confirmation if he is filming a reshoot of the movie theater scene.
"Gangsta Squad" is a film adaptation of a series of articles featured in the Los Angeles Times called "Tales from the Gangster Squad." The move stars James Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Pena.
The film company made the announcement five days after a gunman shot dead 12 people in Aurora, Colorado, at the midnight premier of "Dark Knight Rises.
There is another movie with a scene featuring characters wearing gas masks and body vests that will follow through on its release date. The dance flick "Step up Revolution" will stay on schedule and arrive in theaters July 27. There is one scene where the dancers are wearing items similar to what the Colorado gunman James Holmes wore when he shot 53 people in a movie theater. While wearing the outfits, the dancers also threaten to throw gas grenades.
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