If you’ve been following the marketing campaign for “Logan,” you might’ve noticed that director James Mangold has shown a particular affinity for black-and-white photography. Many of the film’s first look photos were monochrome, and a promo clip for the movie released last month also played out in black-and-white. So, could we be getting the whole movie in grayscale?
Granted, it’s not much to go on, but a fan recently tweeted Mangold to ask if a black-and-white cut of “Logan” would ever see the light of day, to which the filmmaker replied simply, “Workin’ on it.”
@AdamMcDee Workin' on it.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 1, 2017
It wouldn’t be an unprecedented movie, as Warner Bros., on their second go-round of releasing “Mad Max: Fury Road” on home video, dropped in George Miller‘s preferred “black and chrome” cut. I can’t say anybody prefers Miller’s version, but it’s an interesting experiment nonetheless, and I guess it would be intriguing to see “Logan” in black-and-white, and would perhaps underscore its bleak aesthetics. But you’re certainly not getting a lesser experience if you watch it in color.
“Logan” opens on Friday. [Screenrant]