Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby should have been landing in theatres next week, but instead it was delayed a further six months until May 10 in the U.S. — nearly a full year since the curious first trailer arrived — which is never a promising sign. A second theatrical trailer was released this week and it continues to wow with dazzling, spectacular visuals and a good-looking cast while somewhat confounding with dubious modern soundtrack choices and such bombastic excess that it barely resembles F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work. I don’t have a problem with a filmmaker dramatically re-imagining a literary classic — Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights and Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina were both fine examples of that this year — but I’m still not entirely convinced that Luhrmann’s 3D-shot style-over-substance approach will work here.
The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on June 6 in NZ and stars Leonard DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher. Check out the second trailer and five new character posters below (via The Film Stage).