While director Denis Villeneuveâ€™s Arrival may not be pulling some crazy La La Land numbers (which pulled in a ridiculous 14 Academy Award nominations), the film has certainly done pretty well for itself. Not only did the film get a good eight nominations of its own, it also held strong at the box office, bringing in $170 million so far worldwide on its $47 million budget. Well, we now may see a decent uptick in those numbers, as the film is coming back to theaters, as revealed by a press release from Paramount.
According to the studio, the film will hit theaters once again on January 27 (two days from now) â€” but in a form that may be intriguing to film-lovers.
â€œThe re-release will include exclusive bonus footage featuring thought-provoking commentary and a behind-the-scenes look from Director Denis Villeneuve, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and other cast and filmmakers. The bonus features, which can only be seen in theatres, shed insight on the filmmaking process and creative vision behind the story.â€
Admittedly, a part of me was hoping there would be eight minutes of extra footage added into the film, but the movie ended up being an amazing experience in and of itself, and theyâ€™d have no motive to change things up, especially since the flick is in the running for Best Picture.
There is no word yet on how long this re-release will be in theaters, nor is there any word yet on how many theaters will be screening it, but regardless, it seems like a surefire way to milk some extra dollars out of a film thatâ€™s already had its run. Given how great of a movie this was (our own contributor, Mario, considers the film to be life-changing), we have no problem with that.
If youâ€™ve somehow yet to see the movie or hear what itâ€™s about, the synopsis is as follow:
â€œWhen mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team â€“ led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) â€“ is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers â€“ and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.â€
Are these eight minutes enough to get you to see the film again, and if you missed it the first time, will the Oscar buzz get you out there to see it this time? Let us know in the comments down below!
Arrival returns to theaters on January 27, 2017!
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SOURCE: Paramount (via Collider)