The first Australian production of The Iron Giant will return to the United States for a limited engagement in 2018, following three years of absence.
The film, which will be directed by Brendan O’Brien, was previously scheduled for a November 20 release in the US, but that has been moved to a later date, with the production set to start shooting in 2019.
The Iron Giant, about a world where steel has been used to build skyscrapers, stars Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Jodie Foster, Kevin Costner and Josh Brolin.
It is also a follow-up to Coltrance’s 2014 film The Iron Lady.
A number of Australian films have already returned to the US following a hiatus, including the likes of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which has been released in Australia and Canada, and the new Australian film The Wrecking Ball.
The Wailers, which is set to open in March 2019, is the latest Australian film to be released in the States.
Films such as The Iron Fist, which premiered in New York in 2018 and stars Daniel Kaluuya, is due to follow in 2020.