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By Patrick Frater
Tue, 07 August 2012, 11:34 AM (HKT)
The Great Gatsby (pictured), the most expensive Asia Pacific-produced film this year, will not be released in 2012, it has been announced.
Worldwide distributor Warner Bros will shift the release from a planned 25 Dec outing to an unspecified date in summer 2013. The move may avoid a clash of Leonardo DiCAPRIO starring films at Christmas – he also stars in Quentin TARANTINO's Django Unchained – and may also give Australian director Baz LUHRMANN more time to work on the complicated 3-D post-production.
"Based on what we've seen, Baz Luhrmann's incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more," said Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman, and international distribution president Veronika Kwan Vandenberg. "It makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible."