Summit Comments on Step Up Revolution Gas Mask SceneThe scene in Step Up Revolution in which dancers in gas masks enter a room will not be changed prior to the film’s July 25th release. In a statement issued by Summit Entertainment, the studio acknowledged the scene while stressing the fact it is very brief and is part of an “uplifting” film that isn’t violent.
Because of last week’s tragic events in Colorado, Summit immediately removed television advertising that briefly showcased that scene from the film. The scene also briefly appeared in a trailer released three months ago that the studio is no longer actively servicing. Having taken these steps, Summit will open this inspirational, nonviolent film in theatres nationwide this weekend as originally edited” – from Summit via Deadline
Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called “The Mob.” When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.