A new trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s spectacular 2001: A Space Odyssey, commissioned by the BFI and Warner Bros, was released online today. The scifi classic itself, recently voted No. 1 in a Time Out London poll for the best 100 Sci-Fi films, will be back on cinema screens in a new 2K digital edition across the UK from 28 November and will play an extended run as part of the BFI "Sci-Fi : Days of Fear and Wonder" season. The trailer, the first for this title in four decades, was created by Ignition Creative London with the aim of reaching a new generation of cinema-goers who have never experienced the film on the big screen.
Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s executive producer, has said this is: “the best trailer for this film I have ever seen! To use HAL's voice is brilliant”.
The BFI’s UK-wide season Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, also opens today.
The film’s stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood will join Professor Brian Cox and Sir Christopher Frayling for a panel discussion chaired by critic Matthew Sweet, at the BFI Southbank on 30th November.