After only a couple of weeks in theaters, Justin Bieber
's Never Say Never
is getting another release from Paramount. Starting this Friday, Feb. 25, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director's Fan Cut
will open in theaters for a one-week engagement. The revamped version includes 40 minutes of extra footage and will be shown in RealD and 3D Digital. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. EST.
Paramount's press release said:
As he began the editing process several months ago, and upon realizing the significant amount of great footage he had obtained, director Jon M. Chu began to develop with the studio an idea for a second, and more fan centric, edition of the movie. While promoting the film’s initial release, he spent dozens of hours on Twitter and Facebook engaging with fans to learn more about what they were most anxious to see. Some scenes contained in the new cut include: more of Justin’s friends and hometown life, new songs and performances, and special footage shot at fan premieres across the country.
“I realized I had an embarrassment of riches when I was I in the cutting room,” said Chu. “This cut allows me to retain some of the best scenes from the original movie, while incorporating previously unseen footage and new material I shot during our extensive promotional tour on behalf of the movie. Justin’s dedication to his fan base is unwavering and I was inspired as a filmmaker to attempt to provide them a unique experience that showed even more of his world.”
The film has already grossed over $30 million and received surprisingly good reviews, which is rare for tween concert flicks. Clearly, Paramount is going to suck every bit of life out of Never Say Never
. Congrats to Bieber and his team, especially Usher
, the man who started it all for the teen.