One of the greatest animated films in modern history, The Iron Giant, is coming back to the big screen — and here’s a stunning new trailer to prove it.
Subtitled the Signature Edition, this remastered cut of Brad Bird’s animated classic will include improved animation and additional scenes not previously shown in theaters. The film originally opened in 1999 to little fanfare, but has become an acclaimed cult classic in the decade and a half since. Plus, the director went on to make a few more classics (see: The Incredibles).
The film is set to play in select theaters nationwide, with screenings at 7:30 p.m. (local times) on Sept. 30, and again at midnight on Oct. 4. That’s it, so go ahead and get your tickets now. Along with the nationwide release, the Signature Edition is also headed to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival next month. If you can’t make it out to a theater, Warner Bros. is also planning a home release at some point in the fall.
So, how does it hold up? In an age of overblown CGI, the clean (and now remastered) animation/CGI hybrid look of Iron Giant seems like a throwback to a forgotten era. In a good way. Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think: