Shortly after Logan hit theatres back in March, director James Mangold hinted that an alternate black-and-white version of the movie might be in the works. Now just weeks before the movie is scheduled to hit home video, 20th Century Fox has officially announced that the black-and-white cut is indeed a thing and not only will it be available on the Blu-ray and UHD but it will also be playing in theatres for one night only courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse. Dubbed “Logan Noir,” this new version of the movie will screen on Tuesday, May 16th at 8pm EST with a live streamed Q&A with James Mangold taking place after the movie. Mangold had this to say about the announcement:
“During production of Logan I took many black and white photographs and noticed how striking and dramatic our gritty settings and characters appeared in monochrome. The western and noir vibes of the film seemed to shine in the format and there was not a trace of modern comic hero movie sheen. Then, while editing, Fox and I started posting some of the black and white stills online and fans also began to respond enthusiastically, many hoping that they would get a chance to see the finished film in carefully timed, high contrast black and white. Well. Sometimes hope becomes reality.”
Attendees who show up dressed all in black and white clothing (ie. the sport goth look) will also receive an exclusive commemorative event poster. Meanwhile, the Walmart version of the Blu-ray release will also include nine-poster set commemorating Hugh Jackman’s 17 years playing Wolverine, one poster for each film. Tickets for the Alamo Drafthouse screenings are now available here. Logan arrives on 4K, Ultra HD and Blu-ray on May 23rd. Will you be checking out “Logan Noir” on the big screen?