Next month at Cannes, Warner Bros. is set to show an unrestored 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick‘s 1968 masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary. This week we in turn get our first look at the footage courtesy of an all-new trailer.
“For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation,” says Christopher Nolan. “There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. This is the unrestored film – that recreates the cinematic event that audiences experienced fifty years ago.”
With backing from Nolan, the project will debut at Cannes on May 12. Kubrick’s daughter, Katharina, is expected to be in attendance, in addition to his producing partner and brother-in-law, Jan Harlan. You can also look forward to a stateside tour following the print’s premiere.
In other movie news, Denzel Washington is reprising his role as Robert McCall in ‘The Equalizer 2.’