It seems it’s becoming a bit of a trend recently for certain movies with dystopian or western themes to get special edition cuts in monochrome. The most notable example is last year’s Black and Chrome Edition of Mad Max: Fury Road, but now the recent hit Logan is getting the treatment. James Mangold, director of the final Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman, has revealed that a special black and white version of Logan will be coming to theaters.
Mangold made the announcement on Twitter this weekend, noting that the black and white version will only be in theaters on May 16th. There weren’t many other details than the date, so we’re still waiting on an official list of theater locations, but he added that this would be a US-only limited release.
This isn’t the first we’re hearing of a black and white cut of Logan, as Mangold stated last month that he was already working on it as a special feature for the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release. He explained that it wasn’t as simple as applying a black and white filter, or turning the color values down to zero on a TV or monitor, but that the entire movie needs to be “regraded & timed shot by shot.”
Here’s hoping plenty of theaters around the country will run this version of Logan, otherwise fans are stuck waiting for the May 23rd release of the Blu-ray and DVD.
SOURCE James Mangold/Twitter