What filmmaker would you choose to bring F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" (back) to the big screen? Scorsese? Spielberg? Fincher? Ratner? Well, Warner Bros. went with a pretty interesting choice in Baz Luhrmann, the visual lunatic who gave us Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and Australia. (Did that last one ever hit theaters? I digress.)
This highly-anticipated adaptation isn't due to hit theaters until Christmas, but WB has graciously dropped a swanky new trailer on us. Half of twitter responded to the promotional clip with an air of "WTF?" although much of the consternation seems to focus on the choice of songs used in this trailer. Visually, however, you have to admit that this flick looks like something pretty novel. Toss in a cast of people like Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton, and this is starting to sound like an adaptation that's worth seeing. Masterpiece or train-wreck, The Great Gatsby (2012) sure LOOKS cool. What are your thoughts?
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UPDATE: Check out the new poster for The Great Gatsby below [via Vulture]