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Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street may be moved to Christmas and bump Jack Ryan to 2014

09.25.2013

Maybe you have been wondering why we haven't seen a trailer for Kenneth Branagh's JACK RYAN reboot starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley? It is set to open on Christmas and we haven't seen a single piece of footage. Well, it may be Martin Scorsese's fault as he is not sure that THE WOLF OF WALL STREET will be ready for its already slotted November 15th release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is running at just about three hours right now and Scorsese is trying to figure out how to cut it down.

If THE WOLF OF WALL STREET does in fact get moved to December 25th, that would bump JACK RYAN to the three day weekend of January 17th. Paramount seems to be okay with the move as it would still allow the Leonardo DiCaprio movie to be eligible for awards season while JACK RYAN will clean up during the usually dead January month. This sounds like a win win for everyone, but there is just one catch: Martin Scorsese isn't confident he can even make the Christmas release date.

Martin Scorsese is directing THE WOLF OF WALL STREET based on the screenplay by Terence Winter whom Scorsese has an association with on their HBO series BOARDWALK EMPIRE. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, P.J. Byrne and Ethan Suplee and seems like a surefire Oscar contender. If the film doesn't make it into the plans for 2013, JACK RYAN would stay put and who knows where THE WOLF OF WALL STREET would end up next year. This would mark the second high profile project starring DiCaprio to get bumped from awards season to a possible summer slot, the other being THE GREAT GATSBY.

My question is why does Scorsese even need to edit the movie? The iconic filmmaker should be at the point where he can release his films how he sees fit. Unless Scorsese himself feels the film is not flowing properly, I say give us the full three hour movie.

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8:54AM on 09/26/2013
If the current 3 hour cut is great, then please just keep it as is. I recently rewatched Casino for the umpteenth time and goddamn that movie is like a time machine, 3 hours went by in 30 minutes. If anyone can do long, yet exhilarating films it's Mr. Scorsese.
If the current 3 hour cut is great, then please just keep it as is. I recently rewatched Casino for the umpteenth time and goddamn that movie is like a time machine, 3 hours went by in 30 minutes. If anyone can do long, yet exhilarating films it's Mr. Scorsese.
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8:11AM on 09/26/2013
We should also remember Scorsese/Dicaprio teamup Shutter Island which was planned for an October 2009 release but was later moved to February 2010 actually missing awards season altogether.
We should also remember Scorsese/Dicaprio teamup Shutter Island which was planned for an October 2009 release but was later moved to February 2010 actually missing awards season altogether.
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1:04AM on 09/26/2013
I called that shit 2 weeks ago. I knew there was no way they would release the new Jack Ryan flick this year.
I called that shit 2 weeks ago. I knew there was no way they would release the new Jack Ryan flick this year.
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9:38PM on 09/25/2013

Bealzf

That sucks bc I wanna see this ASAP too but like everyone else said, let the man do what he needs to do. I have a feeling it's his decision to cut the movie bc the departed was almost 3 hours. Also, I hope dicaprio gets an Oscar win for this. I'm sure his performance will be strong, but i hope they'll also think of his last two performances in django, and gatsby (and a dozen other films) so that even if this isn't his best picture, he'll get a "make-up" Oscar for it. Same with McConaughey.
That sucks bc I wanna see this ASAP too but like everyone else said, let the man do what he needs to do. I have a feeling it's his decision to cut the movie bc the departed was almost 3 hours. Also, I hope dicaprio gets an Oscar win for this. I'm sure his performance will be strong, but i hope they'll also think of his last two performances in django, and gatsby (and a dozen other films) so that even if this isn't his best picture, he'll get a "make-up" Oscar for it. Same with McConaughey.
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8:36PM on 09/25/2013

Just want the best possible film

Scorsese is an icon and a true artist and he should be given as much money, time, and freedom as he wants to make a film. I don't think anybody would have a problem if this movie is 3 hours but if Scorsese believes he needs more time to edit it down, he should be given as much as he needs. Obviously I want to see this film as early as possible but I will wait as long as it takes for Scorsese to finish creating what he believes is the best cut of his film. I also think this film is going to
Scorsese is an icon and a true artist and he should be given as much money, time, and freedom as he wants to make a film. I don't think anybody would have a problem if this movie is 3 hours but if Scorsese believes he needs more time to edit it down, he should be given as much as he needs. Obviously I want to see this film as early as possible but I will wait as long as it takes for Scorsese to finish creating what he believes is the best cut of his film. I also think this film is going to be AMAZING and I think Jonah Hill and Leo will both get Oscar nominations...imagine if after Superbad somebody had told you Jonah Hill would have two Oscar Nominations in a 3 year period. They would have been sent to Shutter Island.
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8:27PM on 09/25/2013
At this point this would surprise me about as much as the sun coming up tomorrow.
At this point this would surprise me about as much as the sun coming up tomorrow.
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7:54PM on 09/25/2013
I really hope it doesn't get bumped. I can't wait to see it and I would be fine with Scorsese even doing a four hour cut of the film.
I really hope it doesn't get bumped. I can't wait to see it and I would be fine with Scorsese even doing a four hour cut of the film.
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7:01PM on 09/25/2013
The only thing smart about this (and it may be why they were influenced to move it) is the release of the PS4 on Nov 15.
The only thing smart about this (and it may be why they were influenced to move it) is the release of the PS4 on Nov 15.
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6:28PM on 09/25/2013

Sensed something coming...

I mean, it's practically October and there isn't even a poster yet. I had a feeling something of this vein was going to happen. This is actually a stupid move if Paramount decides to do this. I could care less about a Jack Ryan flick directed by the second coming of Shakespeare, but if Wolf actually comes out on Christmas, then it'll have a massive competition. The November 15th slot is perfect, and why not just keep it at 3 hours? A Scorsese crime/gangster flick is a Godsend for any Scorsese
I mean, it's practically October and there isn't even a poster yet. I had a feeling something of this vein was going to happen. This is actually a stupid move if Paramount decides to do this. I could care less about a Jack Ryan flick directed by the second coming of Shakespeare, but if Wolf actually comes out on Christmas, then it'll have a massive competition. The November 15th slot is perfect, and why not just keep it at 3 hours? A Scorsese crime/gangster flick is a Godsend for any Scorsese fan, just look at Casino; it's most definitely one of the most overlooked films of the 90's. And I personally love Casino as much as I did Goodfellas, but hey, if this is Scorsese (and NOT the studio) literally buying time to polish this film, then I guess we should be patient.
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8:42PM on 09/25/2013
I think you give a film maker like Scorsese as much time as he needs to make the film he wants. I'm sure he has enough clout that if he needs more time he will get it or if he wanted to release a 3 hour cut he would be able to. I do agree this film will likely perform better on 11-15 than Christmas Day so I would guess this is Scorsese's choice and not another idiotic studio decision. But Paramount has a pretty shitty track record so maybe some asshole studio head thinks he knows more about
I think you give a film maker like Scorsese as much time as he needs to make the film he wants. I'm sure he has enough clout that if he needs more time he will get it or if he wanted to release a 3 hour cut he would be able to. I do agree this film will likely perform better on 11-15 than Christmas Day so I would guess this is Scorsese's choice and not another idiotic studio decision. But Paramount has a pretty shitty track record so maybe some asshole studio head thinks he knows more about filmmaking than a master artist...but I would doubt Marty would put up with that shit!
6:03PM on 09/25/2013
It's getting pushed because it's not done being edited yet and wether it's released in Nov or Dec had no effect on Oscar possibilities. I don't think Jack Ryan's ready yet either there's been like 2 set pics released and that's it. Aside from that I can't be more exited for Wolf being released this year!
It's getting pushed because it's not done being edited yet and wether it's released in Nov or Dec had no effect on Oscar possibilities. I don't think Jack Ryan's ready yet either there's been like 2 set pics released and that's it. Aside from that I can't be more exited for Wolf being released this year!
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5:50PM on 09/25/2013

Dumb dumb duuuumb

Moving Jack Ryan from December to January is going to shave a safe 100 mil off it's box office total. You want Sherlock Holmes money or Hansel and Grerel money? It's up to you Paramount.
Moving Jack Ryan from December to January is going to shave a safe 100 mil off it's box office total. You want Sherlock Holmes money or Hansel and Grerel money? It's up to you Paramount.
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6:42PM on 09/25/2013
I think best case scenario in the Dec slot Jack Ryan does Jack Reacher money
I think best case scenario in the Dec slot Jack Ryan does Jack Reacher money
5:16PM on 09/25/2013
Paramount doesn't know what they are doing. First, the epic screw up of World War Z and then the screw up of Star Trek Into Darkness on DVD/Blu-Ray.

I swear, former FOX execs are running the show now.
Paramount doesn't know what they are doing. First, the epic screw up of World War Z and then the screw up of Star Trek Into Darkness on DVD/Blu-Ray.

I swear, former FOX execs are running the show now.
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10:39PM on 09/25/2013
Yeah, WORLD WAR Z was a $538 million screw up. We should all be so lucky.
Yeah, WORLD WAR Z was a $538 million screw up. We should all be so lucky.
4:18PM on 09/25/2013
EDIT: My bad.
EDIT: My bad.
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