'The Iron Giant' returns to theaters this fall with new scenes

If you're still reeling from the disappointment of Tomorrowland, you'll be able to rekindle your faith in director Brad Bird this September when his debut feature returns to cinemas. The Iron Giant: Signature Edition will play in select theaters on September 30 in partnership with Fathom Events, Warner Bros announced yesterday. And if you can't make that, there'll be an encore showing on October 4. The film centers on a boy who befriends a giant robot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and has to protect him from government agents -- you know, typical kid stuff. WB is finally giving the film a full high-definition restoration for the rerelease, which will also be available for purchase from digital retailers at some point. We just hope this means there will be an Iron Giant Blu-ray eventually. Bird has been fighting for a feature-packed Blu-ray release, but he says WB is has been pushing for a bare bones disc (that is, one with just the film).