Gladiator volverá a los cines por su 20 aniversario

El épico filme del Ridley Scott protagonizado por Russell Crowe, volverá a las salas de cine norteamericanas como celebración de su estreno

Gladiator, el épico filme del Ridley Scott protagonizado por Russell Crowe, volverá a las salas de cine norteamericanas por su 20 aniversario.

El filme narraba la venganza de Máximo Décimo Merídio contra Cómodo, interpretado por el recientemente oscarizado Joaquin Phoenix. La cinta estará en cartelera en Estados Unidos durante, tan solo, tres noches.

Aunque todavía se desconoce la fecha exacta en que regrese Gladiator por su aniversario, se espera que esto ocurra durante el próximo abril.

Tampoco se conoce si el filme será proyectado de nuevo fuera de Estados Unidos, aunque cabe la posibilidad de que, como ha ocurrido en situaciones similares, empresas locales acaben por animarse a imitar la iniciativa.

La película no solo ganó 5 de las 12 nominaciones que obtuvo en los Oscar de 2001, sino que además está considerada a día de hoy por los usuarios de IMDB, como una de las 50 películas mejor valoradas de todos los tiempos.

Además, los productores del filme original, Walter F. Parkes y Lauire MacDonald, trabajan actualmente en una secuela, en colaboración con Ridley Scott.

Aunque el proyecto está aún en sus primeras fases de desarrollo, ya se ha revelado que el filme tendrá lugar 25 años después de los acontecimientos narrados en la primera entrega.

Gladiator Returns to Theaters for 20th Anniversary This April

One of Russell Crowe’s greatest performances came in the 2000 period drama Gladiator. And the man has perhaps never been better as Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius in this Ridley Scott directed epic. After twenty years of watching it on the small screen at home, fans will be ecstatic to learn that Gladiator is heading back to theaters this spring for 3 nights only.

Gladiator was released just as DVDs became a thing in the majority of households across America, and it found great success as one of the first best selling DVDs on the market. Meaning a lot of people have only ever watched it on their televisions at home. Now that all changes as the movie makes its grand entrance back to theaters across America in April.

Gladiator won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2001, and is remembered as one of Ridley Scott’s greatest thematic achievements just outside of Alien and Blade Runner. An unparalleled combination of vivid action and extraordinary storytelling, Gladiator also triumphed at the box office and made history as the first blockbuster of the millennium when it debuted in May 2000.

The Ridley Scott masterpiece won five Academy Awards in total, and influenced a new generation of historical action-dramas. For its 20th anniversary, Gladiator returns to movie theaters nationwide for three days only this April in a special presentation from Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures.

Gladiator received both critical and audience acclaim and Russell Crowe took home the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius. In addition to Crowe’s magnificent performance, the film boasts an impressive cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou and Richard Harris. The Fathom Events presentations of Gladiator will also include a special featurette that explores the making of an alternate and unused opening title sequence.

Inspired by Daniel P. Mannix’s 1958 book “Those About to Die,” Gladiator tells a harrowing tale of a Roman general (Crowe) who is betrayed by a corrupt prince (Phoenix) and comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. The film earned over $460 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film globally in 2000. Gladiator will also be available in a new Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook on May 5, 2020.