‘The Iron Giant’ Is Returning to Theaters With New Scenes
Get your tissues handy — just when you thought you were done crying over Warner Bros.’ The Iron Giant, the film is returning to theaters with even more scenes to make you sob. First released in 1999, Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant wasn’t very successful, but quickly found life on home video and is now revered as a modern classic. And it’ll have a second chance to succeed at the box office this September.
Bird made the announcement on Twitter ahead of Comic-Con, where he promises to announce more details on the re-release:
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition will play via Fathom Events in theaters nationwide on September 30 and October 4, giving you two chances to catch this charming, poignant animated film on the big screen.
The Iron Giant centers on a young boy who befriends a kindly, massive robot voiced by Vin Diesel long before he voiced the kindly, massive Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy (a bit of inspired voice casting on James Gunn’s part). When a paranoid government agent seeks to destroy the alien robot, the boy must protect his new friend.
The Iron Giant also features the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney and M. Emmet Walsh, and originally hit theaters back in 1999. If you’re one of the many who feel guilty for letting this one pass you by until it hit home video, now is the time for you to see it on the big screen and learn what pure joy really is.