Warner Bros. plans to re-release its blockbuster Batman sequel, “The Dark Knight,” in January. Why? Because that will place the film back into the minds of Oscar voters at a time when that will be about all they will be thinking about. However, its chances of being seen in conventional theaters may be slim, but the film returning at that time in IMAX theaters is very likely. The movie has totaled over $512 million domestic with $55 million taken in at IMAX.
With the film getting ready for its big DVD and Blu-ray release in December of this year, that, along with this latest announcement from Warner will definitely bring the film back to the forefront of Oscar contenders.
“It’s just a matter of bringing it back as a reminder for people,” a studio insider told The Hollywood Reporter.
Early on the film was already abuzz with Oscar talk for the late Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker.