Ruben Fleischer, the guy who directed “Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less,” had a hard time convincing Warner Bros. that he was the guy to tackle a gangster movie. After all, he’d only done contemporary comedies. But Fleischer wowed them with his vision for “Gangster Squad,” based on the real-life team that took down mobster Mickey Cohen in Los Angeles in the 1940s.
Fleischer also had to convince Sean Penn to… Continue reading Ruben Fleischer, 'Gangster Squad' Director, On Reshooting Scenes After Aurora Tragedy
Before Warner Bros. prepares to roll out “Gangster Squad,” which was pulled after the Aurora, Co. shootings because it had an eerily similar shootout scene in a movie theater, another violent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. hit the headlines the day before the film’s Los Angeles press conference.
As the movie’s star Josh Brolin told reporters, “Of course there’s a sensitivity,” when putting out a film with so much gun violence. The… Continue reading 'Gangster Squad' Violence: Director Ruben Flesicher Weighs In On Cutting Movie Theater Shooting Scene
As part of their lead-up to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, MTV.com got their hands on the very first sneak peek clip from the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less , Ruben Fleishcer’s follow-up to the zombie comedy Zombieland .
This one also stars Jesse Eisenberg, this time playing a pizza delivery guy who has a bomb strapped to his chest to force him to rob a bank for… Continue reading First Clip from Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less