V For Vendetta film bosses have denied the terrorism themed movie is being delayed because of London's recent bomb attacks (07JUL05) - they insist technical difficulties are responsible for the date change.

The film stars Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving against the terrifying backdrop of bombings on the London underground, but producers are refusing to re-edit the scenes which closely mimic recent murderous events in the city.

The movie release date has been moved from November (05) until next year (06).

A Warner Brothers source explains, "The film is still in post-production and the visual effects wouldn't be completed in time. That's why it's being postponed.

"There might also be some extra shooting days but none of the scenes involving the Underground are being altered."