The Great Gatsby (2013) Remake of the Classic Gatsby film

Big Tom Callahan August 8, 2012 19

The Great Gatsby(3D) is a movie based on the 1925 novel of the same name, it isn’t a new extra value meal at McDonalds, sorry America. The story is deep, passionate and wonderful, sort of like how the average obese American feels about fast food and spandex. (C’mon, its true…. I’ve seen your fascination with both first hand)

The Great Gatsby 2013

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. We have been covering this movie for 2 years now, I can’t wait till it’s finally here.. it gets tiring posting updates on it.

Breaking Gatsby News!
- The Great Gatsby is going to be in 3-D for some reason… you can’t make this stuff up, I’m dead serious.
- Tobey Maguire reportedly will play narrator Nick Carraway
- Carey Mulligan will be Daisy Buchanan

Who’s It For?

Fans of Scott Fitzgerald will, of course, want to see the new Great Gatsby Movie, since it hasn’t been made since 1974. The original movie starred Robert Redford. It’s a legendary novel still read in schools today, by the kids who are stupid and tainted by pop culture and stories with shitty plots. Yes, I’m talking to the Twilight fans here.

The Great Gatsby Pics & Movie poster

The Great Gatsby Trailer

Here’s the Great Gatsby Trailer from 1974 starring Robert Redford.







Movie Release Date

May 10, 2013.

Who’s In It?

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on, a great choice one would think. Carey Mulligan will play Daisy Buchanan, she beat out : Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Eva Green, Anne Hathaway, ‘Olivia Wilde’ , Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson for the role of Daisy. Not bad, eh?

As reported above, it looks like Tobey Maguire will narrate the movie.

What’s Good About It?

DiCaprio always nails this time period perfectly, and its a fantastic topic for a movie. Its almost impossible to consider America had a ban on Alcohol, considering what a nation of whores and value depleted rednecks it has evolved into.

All kidding aside (laugh with me America) the story means as much today, as it did in the mid 1920′s. A nation bordering on very hard economic time, struggles with social and personal values? Ring a bell? Can you pull away from ‘Reality TV’ for a moment and invest ¬†some time into a moving story for a change? When was the last time you read a book?

What’s Bad About It?

One fears that the movie will not do the novel The Great Gatsby justice. 3D? Really? Why? It was just announced the remake will be in 3D!

Our Clever Prediction

The Great Gatsby will deliver the goods, we promise.. and DiCaprio will overact his way into Oscar nomination. We do all agree he is an overacts, don’t we?

19 Comments »

  1. Kate September 5, 2011 at 1:06 am -

    This version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ look promising. Toby Maquire seems to fit the part of the narrator Nick Carraway since he is still quite a young adult. Carey Mulligan does understated, yet thoughtful elegance so well, hence she is ideal for the part of Daisy Buchanan, (who always seems like quite a sad character). Yet Leonardo DiCaprio must have been born to play this very part. He looks great in a white tuxedo as we already know.
    Looking forward very much to this; plus Baz Lurhman’s productions are always spectacular and should do the era justice.

  2. Just some guy August 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm -

    The 1974 film is not the most recent Gatsby nor is it the first. There was a 1926 silent film (imagine the impact a book must have to be put on film just one year after its printing!) but the original film has been lost (the trailer is available on youtube). Then, in 1949 Alan Ladd played a debonair Gatsby with flair. Robert Redford took it to the point of obsession in 1974 and then in 2000 Toby Stephens did his version of Gatsby (mostly “Look at me, I’m pretty”). The Redford version is spectacular in its cinematography, score and subtleness. Looking forward to this new one, though. I think Dicaprio has grown enough as a serious actor that he can pull off the parody of the American Dream while portraying Gatsby’s purity of his quest.

  3. rose July 24, 2011 at 6:22 am -

    i’m so excited! but it gives me nerves about 3D stuffs, i mean what they wanna do with it? the scenes is mostly come from Nick’s mind and it’s very deep and thoughtful.. the only action in the movie as far as I remember is that car accident scene.
    I hope there will The Catcher in The Rye movie too, anyway. I’m serious.

  4. Rosie Stout June 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm -

    I’m thrilled that a re-make of one of my favorite books and films is being done, and even more thrilled that Leo DeCaprio is going to star! What perfect casting!!! Sorry we have to wait until June 2012, and don’t understand the 3-D part, but maybe it will bring the gorgeous scenery more to the front????