A spanky new digital restoration of Things To Come - the 1936 adaptation of the prophetic novel by H G Wells - is to receive its first theatrical screening at the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival. The lovingly restored extended edit of the screen classic will make its debut after the Arthur C Clarke Literary Award on Wednesday 2 May 2007 - and there's an extra screening, complete with Q&A, open to festival-goers on Friday 4 May. A limited theatrical run and special edition DVD release follows later that month.
"We are delighted to be releasing Things To Come both theatrically and on DVD," says Tim Beddows, managing director of Network, the company who commissioned the restoration. "This pro-science film is Britain's answer to Metropolis and this restoration is a world first for this groundbreaking film that is just as relevant today as it was on its release seventy years ago."
The sixth Sci-Fi-London Film Festival runs from 2-7 May. For more info, visit the Sci-Fi-London site here .
And if you caught Things To Come on its original release, get in touch . We'd love to hear from you, and we have a bag of Werther's Originals on standby.