Last week, it was announced that the "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan, has been pushed back to summer 2013.
Baz Luhrmann's colorful 3D spectacle was initially set to debut on Christmas day 2012 - just in time for awards season. The reimagining of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic was one of the most anticipated films of the year.
In a statement released by Warner Brothers, Dan Feldman, president of domestic distribution, said that the film is better suited for a summer release.
"Based on what we've seen, Baz Luhrmann's incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more," said Feldman. "We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible."
Kwan Vandenberg, the president of international distribution at the studio, also explained the change.
"Baz is known for being innovative, but with this film he has done something completely unexpected-making it in 3D-while capturing the emotion, the intimacy, the power and the spectacle of the time. The responses we've had to some of the early sneak peeks have been phenomenal, and we think 'The Great Gatsby' will be the perfect summer movie around the world."
On Wednesday, Vulture had the opportunity to ask Luhrmann about the film's delayed release date.
"I will tell you this; I'm just very nourished by just working on it. I'm just thrilled, said the director. "Right now I'm working on music. You can imagine how involved I am in the music alone."
When the trailer for "The Great Gatsby" was released in May, many were critical of the promo. This is mainly due to Luhrmann's decision to include modern music-even though the film is set in the 1920's.
The use of songs like "No Church in the Wild" by Jay-Z and Kanye West and a Jack White cover of U2's "Love is Blindness," irked some.
"The fact that they used "No Church in the Wild" as the trailer music does not bode well for the movie," quipped one YouTube user.
'"Slow pan over a 3-D-rendered Times Square, cue Kanye West song.' -- F. Scott Fitzgerald," said another.
Perhaps Luhrmann is tweaking the film's score to better reflect the time period.