As if Logan, critically acclaimed and a box office smash, could shoot for more arthouse appeal. A superhero drama that transcends the conventions of the drama and hews much more closely to those of the Western, Logan may well be the superhero film that makes it to the awards season for non-technical categories. In that vein, the idea of the film in black and white should be enough to make cinema geeks salivate. Especially given that Mangold teased us throughout the pre-release process with beautiful black and white stills.
Well, it’s happening!!!
A re-graded black and white version of Logan will play in Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country for one night only next Tuesday, May 16, 2017. While the color grade of the original film was subtle in its brilliance, evoking The Searchers, this black and white cut, called Logan Noir will move in a totally different visual direction. Additionally, director James Mangold and the Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, will be on hand via livestream to take questions after the film. The Drafthouse requests that guests wear black and white as a nod to Logan’s final run. At the Brooklyn location, Nerdist reports that this dress code will be ‘strictly enforced.’
Fans unable to attend the screenings, however, will still be able to get Logan Noir as part of the Logan Blu-ray and UltraHD packages on May 23, 2017. It is unclear at this time if Logan Noir will release digitally.
Logan debuted in theaters in March and since then has made more $600 million worldwide, making it the third-most successful X-Men movie in history, and the 27th most successful superhero movie since 1978. Fans turned out in droves to witness Hugh Jackman’s final turn as the iconic Wolverine, and it remains to be seen what the Noir version event will bring in.