The kind folks at Studiocanal this morning have confirmed the UK theatrical release date for James Cameron’s 3D reissue of his beloved sci-fi sequel Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
The 1991 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic will be returning to screens nationwide on 25th August, 2017. Terminator 2: Judgement Day has been converted in immersive 3D by Cameron himself, which promises to take the seminal blockbuster – famed for its groundbreaking visual effects – to the next level and into the 21st century for the next generation of fans.
Studiocanal hold distribution rights to the film across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, whilst Distrib Films will be releasing in the United States. Further information about the restoration can be found below.
The project was initiated by Lightstorm (lei), James Cameron’s production company, DMG Entertainment and STUDIOCANAL. James Cameron’s team oversaw this 3D conversion from start to finish. This highly experienced and award-winning team had already supervised Titanic’s 3D conversion and is currently working on the Avatar sequels.
The original 35mm negative was scanned and then restored in 4k at Deluxe L.A., under the supervision of Geoff Burdick, Lightstorm. The film was calibrated in 4k by Skip, James Cameron’s colorist, at Technicolor Hollywood, with a selection of the best 35mm prints from the film’s first release. The film was then converted into 3D by Stereo D (Star Wars, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic world).
This work lasted almost a year and was monitored daily by Lightstorm’s teams, to produce a high-end 3D version at the level of the latest 3D releases from U.S. Studios. The 3D version then benefited from a calibration and a specific finish at Technicolor Hollywood, still under the supervision of Skip and James Cameron himself.