Samurai Jack’s First Episodes are Coming to Theaters
This year, acclaimed show Samurai Jack came to an official end on Adult Swim, with Jack finally completing his journey back to the past. The series began in 2001 on Cartoon Network, with Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie, which is coming to theaters for the first time for one night only.
Fathom Events, which provides fan-centered theater events, is providing the movie along with an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from series creator Genndy Tartakovsky on the creation of Samurai Jack. Tartakovsky goes into some of the motivation behind the intense and cinematic scenes, explaining that he wanted to divert from the heavy-dialogue he’d done in Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls.
The synopsis for Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie, according to the Fathom Events site, is
“Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event follows a young Samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. Determined to undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. Gathering allies and combatting other villains along the way, Jack battles to accomplish his mission and restore the peace of the past.”
The movie will be remastered in high definition, and will be screened across the United States on Monday, October 16.