Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey gets its first brand-new trailer in 40 years

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Oct 21, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT (Updated)

A new trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s iconic sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey  has been unveiled, nearly 50 years after it was first released in theaters (in 1968). The new trailer was put together ahead of the digitally restored film's special limited U.K. release on Nov. 28, as part of the British Film Institute’s "Sci-Fi: Days of Fears and Wonder" season, and was commissioned by the BFI and Warner Bros.

And, guys, we’re getting chills just watching it. The trailer is the first for the movie in 40 years, and it uses HAL as the focal point. Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s executive producer, described it as “the best trailer for this film I have ever seen! To use HAL’s voice is brilliant," he said in a statement released Tuesday.

Have a look at the trailer:

In addition to the screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood will also take part in a panel discussion at the BFI Southbank in London on Nov. 28. Other flicks to be shown in the sci-fi season (which kicks off Tuesday) include other iconic titles such as Barbarella, Brazil, A Clockwork Orange and 1984. There will also be series of complementary events running alongside the films.

What do you guys think of this brand-new trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)