It was way back in 2005 when we heard the first rumblings of a new Director’s Cut of Dark City, and now, two and a half years later, we’re still waiting. However, in a recent interview with David Goyer (who co-wrote the screenplay for Dark City), he reveals that the new version of the film is almost ready for primetime. He also says that it will likely be getting re-released theatrically (albeit in a limited capacity).
“It’s coming out fairly soon [and will] probably have limited theatrical, but I’m not sure… I have seen almost all of it and I took part in an over hour long making-of. [They re-did] the score and [made] the cuts a little longer.” In addition to the new special effects that have been added, there will also be some “lengthy interviews” with Goyer, director Alex Proyas, and others involved.
I’m pretty stoked about seeing this movie on the big screen again, but I’m even more happy that others who missed it the first time around will get a second chance to experience it (I don’t think it was in theatres for very long). Even though extended cuts, director’s cuts and other re-releases sometimes seem like a cash grab, I love the fact that studios are embracing the possibility of theatrical re-releases now as well (like they did with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Alien, for example). Are you interested in seeing the Dark City director’s cut in a theatre?