Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is coming back to theaters for a limited run — and here’s a new trailer for the 1982 sci-fi classic to prove it.
The British Film Institute is sponsoring a theatrical re-release of Blade Runner: The Final Cut (a remastered director’s cut released in 2007) that is set to open at cinemas across the U.K. on April 3. It presents a rare opportunity for sci-fi fans to actually see the film as it was intended, considering that it was kind of a box-office bomb when it first opened all those years ago.
Scott himself actually gives his stamp of approval, on which, depending on how much you liked some of his more recent work (see: Prometheus), your mileage may vary. Here are Scott’s comments on the theatrical re-release and new trailer via Deadline:
“The Final Cut is my definitive version of Blade Runner, and I’m thrilled that audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy it in the way I intended -– on the big screen. This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK.”
Here’s hoping this generates enough buzz for an eventual U.S. rerelease; we stateside fans would also like a shot at this.
Check out the new trailer below and geek the heck out:
Blade Runner: The Final Cut opens theatrically in the U.K. on April 3.