Brad Bird's Remastered 'The Iron Giant' Returns to Theaters This Fall
by Alex Billington
July 8, 2015
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:
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 www.FathomEvents.com. 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.
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
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....
ari smulders on Jul 8, 2015
do you really want to see that gem ruined by live action version? i'm perfectly fine with animated original as the only version.
Butchy Butch on Jul 8, 2015
why ruined? could be awesome...
ari smulders on Jul 8, 2015
call me realist
Butchy Butch on Jul 9, 2015
That is because stupid movies are easy to remake.. a movie like this should be left alone
Tester on Jul 8, 2015
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....
Lar Rackell on Jul 9, 2015
but that's ofcourse obvious.Change nothing from the screenplay and use the best actors and cgi.Otherwise it will not work...
ari smulders on Jul 9, 2015
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)
matthew south on Jul 11, 2015
ari smulders on Jul 11, 2015
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.
son_et_lumiere on Jul 8, 2015
Classic film. Beautifully directed and written.
TheOct8pus on Jul 8, 2015
My son loves this, me too. It'd be great to see it in the cinema.
Carpola on Jul 8, 2015
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.
DAVIDPD on Jul 8, 2015
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...?
T. Hakeem on Jul 8, 2015
This is AWESOME.!!!
CL95inc.com on Jul 14, 2015
"Supermaaaaaan...." Also, this might JUST be the first film me and "the bae" go see, together... LOL
Mark Brackney on Jul 18, 2015
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