Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Thanks to Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and the iconic movie ‘Independence Day’, many people think about aliens visiting Earth on July 4th. And with July 2nd being World UFO Day, this week appears to be the perfect time to take in all things extra-terrestrial. Luckily, it looks as if Sony Pictures is planning something big for another legendary sci-fi film.

Earlier this week, Sony released a mysterious video on their YouTube channel titled ‘This Means Something’. Promoting the site, the video featured some quick glimpses at scenes from Steven Spielberg’s 1977 classic ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’. It even ended with the familiar tones traded by the scientists and the aliens at Devil’s Tower. But what does it all mean? Before we get into that, check out the video for yourself below:

Considering how Sony isn’t against revisiting or reviving familiar properties such as ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Ghostbusters’, or ‘The Karate Kid’, many started to assume that the studio had plans for a sequel or a reboot of the Academy Award winner starring Richard Dreyfuss as a blue-collar worker from Indiana whose life is changed after he encounters a UFO. However, Entertainment Weekly debunked that rumor fairly quickly by reminding us that the movie will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017. With a milestone such as that for one of the most seminal pieces of science fiction cinema ever created, the publication revealed that Sony is planning a special theatrical re-release this fall. While no date has been announced as of yet, but since the original was released on November 16, 1977, it’s very possible that things are being lined up to go down on or around then.

Would you want to see ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ on the big screen to celebrate its 40th anniversary? And how would you have felt if Sony Pictures was really planning a sequel or a reboot? Let us know in the comments.