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Maybe Hollywood should be extra careful in light of recent events. Or at least extra sensitive. This weekend, movie theatre audiences may be disturbed by the first sounds from a new Warner Bros film. During the opening credits for The Campaign, which releases Friday, two gunshots are clearly heard when the title treatment card for Gary Sanchez Productions comes up on the big screen. “The gunshots really stuck out,” one unnerved moviegoer at the studio screening told Deadline. Warner Bros easily could have muted the handgun sounds especially since this wasn’t the actual film action but the title treatment. The studio had no comment. But a spokesman for Gary Sanchez Productions, which is Will Ferrell’s and Adam McKay’s banner, told Deadline, “Obviously we are very sensitive to the tragedy in Colorado and we will re-evaluate on future productions the use of the title treatment.”
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis swung by The Daily Show to promote their new political comedy The Campaign opening August 10th – and Jon Hamm had to intervene.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play opposing and predictably over-the-top political candidates running for a North Carolina House seat in the Warner Bros comedy The Campaign directed by Jay Roach. It’s set for release August 10, a couple of months before the U.S. presidential elections — just in time for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to glean some last-minute pointers.
Bullet To The Head is from Joel Silver’s Dark Castle, and Warner Bros is aboard to distribute and market it only — maybe making it easier to move around than a studio-produced movie. But the Sylvester Stallone-starrer won’t be released on April 13, 2012 as planned. It is a full weekend for releases, with Fox’s The Three Stooges and Lionsgate’s The Cabin In The Woods also set for that Friday. Bullet, based on the French graphic novel, is directed by Walter Hill and centers on a hitman (Stallone) who forms an alliance with a cop to exact revenge on the killer of their respective partners. Jason Momoa, Sung Kang and Christian Slater co-star. Stallone won’t have to wait long to hit big screens though: The Expendables 2 comes out August 17.
In other Warners news, the studio has changed the title of its Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy from Rivals to The Campaign. The release date for the Jay Roach-directed pic remains August 10, 2012, right in the heat of the presidential election season.