Brad Bird's Remastered 'The Iron Giant' Returns to Theaters This Fall

July 8, 2015

The Iron Giant

He's back! The official announcement just hit in time to kick off Comic-Con 2015. Brad Bird's beloved animated classic The Iron Giant, first released in 1999, will be re-released in theaters on September 30th. The movie is being "remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as The Iron Giant: Signature Edition," which will get released on Blu-ray in the fall after it hits theaters. The in-theater event will be a limited screening, happening once on September 30th, again on October 4th, will be organized by Fathom Events where you can get tickets and theater info. For Iron Giant fans of all ages, this is very exiting news.

In addition to the news about the re-release, a new poster has been revealed for the Signature Edition:

The Iron Giant Signature Edition Poster

Details from the Warner Bros press release: "The Iron Giant: Signature Edition arrives to theaters for a special event screening on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00PM local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday, October 4 at 12:00PM local time. The ticket on-sale date and theater locations for “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” will be announced this August online at The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network." Here at FS, we're huge fans of The Iron Giant. We've been following the various Mondo collectible releases, including posters and robot figurines. Now it's finally coming back to theaters! We'll see you all in theaters.

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  • ari smulders
    don't get why they don't make a live action movie of this one. The most stupid movies are getting a remake and this fantastic story is staying on the shelf. It has all the ingredients for a awesome spectacle with a 'heart" in it! Stupid Hollywood....
    • Butchy Butch
      do you really want to see that gem ruined by live action version? i'm perfectly fine with animated original as the only version.
      • ari smulders
        why ruined? could be awesome...
        • Butchy Butch
          call me realist
    • Tester
      That is because stupid movies are easy to remake.. a movie like this should be left alone
    • Lar Rackell
      The only thing is that Hollywood remakes tend to be rewritten. And I think that would be bad for this movie. Now if it was a live action shot for shot remake....
      • ari smulders
        but that's ofcourse obvious.Change nothing from the screenplay and use the best actors and cgi.Otherwise it will not work...
        • matthew south
          And bring back Vin Diesel to voice The Iron Giant and Tommy lee Jones to play the General. (even though he might be a little old to play the part, now)
          • ari smulders
            good casting....
  • son_et_lumiere
    outstanding news. a film with heart and soul, entertaining for all: wondrous and perilous for kids without talking down to them, engaging and heartrending for adults without being saccharine. plus an absolutely gorgeous combination of hand-drawn and cg animation. they should re-release much loved films like this more often; people like going to the cinema to see great films, whenever they were made. also, loving the poster: reminds me of another often overlooked film, The Rocketeer.
  • TheOct8pus
    Classic film. Beautifully directed and written.
  • My son loves this, me too. It'd be great to see it in the cinema.
    Very cool to hear about this news! THE IRON GIANT remains strongly in my top 10 list of animated films. I wish I was back in the US for times like this.
  • T. Hakeem
    I highly doubt we'll see this version in theatres for a limited run in the UK. Would've been so awesome. Was part of my childhood, still my favourite film to this day. Blu-Ray?! Surely...?
    This is AWESOME.!!!
  • Mark Brackney
    "Supermaaaaaan...." Also, this might JUST be the first film me and "the bae" go see, together... LOL




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