Oscar-Winning Film FOREST GUMP to Be Re-Released in IMAX This September!
Yesterday, Sony Pictures announced that they would be re-releasing Ghostbusters in theaters this August. Not to be outdone, it was announced via Twitter that Paramount will release the Forrest Gump back into Imax theaters on September 5: "Because YOU demanded it...apparently. Paramount will re-release the Academy Award-winning film FORREST GUMP in Imax on September 5, 2014."
The 1994 epic romantic dramedy film was based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve and slow-witted yet athletically prodigious native of Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States; more specifically, the period between Forrest's birth in 1944 and 1982.
Forrest Gump received critical acclaim and became a commercial success as the top grossing film in North America released that year, earning over $677 million worldwide during its theatrical run. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. It also garnered multiple other awards and nominations, including Golden Globe Awards, People's Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards, among others.
In 2011, the Library of Congress selected Forrest Gump for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".