James Cameron directed the sci-fi sea adventure, The Abyss way back in 1989, when the Na’vi were just a mere twinkle in his eye. It’s been decades, of course, since the movie graced the big screen. Luckily for us, however, we’ll get to see a 4K remastered version of the film in theaters for just one day in December.
20th Century Studios is releasing the updated version, snazzily titled The Abyss: Special Edition, that will play in theaters across the United States on December 6, 2023. Here’s a synopsis of the movie, if you need a refresher:
In this underwater sci-fi adventure written and directed by James Cameron, a nuclear sub mysteriously sinks and a private oil rig crew, led by foreman Bud Brigman (Ed Harris), is recruited to join a team of Navy SEALs on a search and rescue effort. The group soon finds themselves on a spectacular life-and-death odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, where they find a mysterious force that could either change the world—or destroy it.
We also got a trailer for the remastered version, which gives us a glimpse of the 4K rendered imagery of what Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn find at the bottom of the sea. It looks pretty amazing, to be honest, and I might snag a ticket myself.
If you’re also interested in buying a ticket for its one-day showing on December 6, 2023, you can do so here.