Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' pushed to Summer 2013

The-Great-Gatsby.jpg Baz Luhrmann's epic 3-D retelling of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic "The Great Gatsby" was supposed to hit theaters on Christmas 2012, but it appears you'll have to wait a few more months before Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan hit the big screen: Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed the release date to Summer 2013.

"Based on what we've seen, Baz Luhrmann's incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more," says Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, in a statement. "It truly brings Fitzgerald's American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible."

The 3-D is likely adding to the production time. Says Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, WB's international distribution president, "Baz is known for being innovative, but with this film he has done something completely unexpected -- making it in 3D -- while capturing the emotion, the intimacy, the power and the spectacle of the time. The responses we've had to some of the early sneak peeks have been phenomenal, and we think 'The Great Gatsby' will be the perfect summer movie around the world."

Are you surprised about the "Gatsby" move? Or will it be just as exciting to watch in the summer months?

Check out the trailer below:

Photo/Video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures