Steven Spielberg is churning out new films left and right these days - both The Papers and Ready Player One will be along before we know it - but those aren't the only Spielberg films headed to theaters in the near future: we're also getting a 4K restoration of 1977's Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.
Completed in celebration of the film's 40th anniversary, the 4K restoration of Close Encounters is likely to be the best-looking version of this movie that any of us have ever seen...and now there's a trailer for it.
Check it out:
If you're somehow unfamiliar with Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Playlist has you covered with the following official synopsis, released in anticipation of the film's 4K release in theaters:
Universally considered the best film ever made about alien visitation to Earth, Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind was nominated for eight Academy Awards®, winning for Best Cinematography. Power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) has an extraordinary encounter with a strange spacecraft while out on a call. Recurring visions of a mountain fuel an increasing obsession that drives him to an emotional breaking point. Desperate to understand what he has experienced, he finds an ally in Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother who believes her son has been abducted by the aliens. Meanwhile an international group of scientists led by French expert Claude Lacombe (Francois Truffaut) search for a breakthrough in human-alien communication. Their collective quest culminates in a remote Wyoming rendezvous and an event of unequaled importance in all of human history.
Here at BMD, we've all seen Close Encounters a dozen times over, but that won't prevent us from tracking down screenings of the restoration when it hits theaters (for one week only!) on September 1st.
Stay tuned for updates on which beloved theater chain you might just be able to see said restoration in.