Peter Jackson’s World War I archive film “They Shall Not Grow Old” pulled in an estimated $731,000 across 247 screens for its one night only screening in the UK last night – putting it second at the local box-office.
Reaction has been so positive that the team behind it is now in talks for potential international and U.S. release plans along with additional encore screenings in the UK.
The doco remasters original archival footage from the first World War, colorises it and adds some modern production techniques to bring it all together. The result is footage that almost looks like it could’ve been shot yesterday.
Reviews have been excellent and The BBC will broadcast the 100 minute film in the UK on Armistice Day, November 11th.