Updating an earlier report which claimed that Warner Bros. would not be re-releasing "The Dark Knight" in theaters, the studio has sent out an official press release stating that the film will indeed head back to both theaters and IMAX across the country on January 23.
Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, is quoted in the press release saying that, “‘The Dark Knight’ is a crowning achievement in every sense of the word. We wanted to provide one more opportunity for moviegoers to experience it on the big screen as it was meant to be seen.”
While Fellman made it clear that this is an opportunity for those who missed this summer's mega-blockbuster to see the film the way it was intended to be seen before it heads to DVD Valhalla (as well as us fanboys who are definitely gonna check it out one more time), the re-release is also the studio's last-ditch effort to get "The Dark Knight" recognized for Oscar contention. Likewise, the re-release would easily push the overall gross of the film to over one billion dollars, as the film currently stands at $996.1 worldwide.
Talk it up, Splash Page readers -- are you gonna plop down another ten bucks to see "The Dark Knight" on the big screen one last time? Or will the special edition DVD be more than enough for you? Comment away below!