Roy Scheider Returns to the Big Screens in Beautiful Blue Eyes

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JAWS leading actor is heading back to the big screens a decade after his death in the release of the crime thriller Beautiful Blue Eyes thanks to AI.

The news comes on the heels of the re-release of Steven Spielberg’s epic JAWS in RealD 3D and IMAX, which also stars the two-time Academy Award Nominee Roy Scheider (The French Connection, All That Jazz).

Beautiful Blue Eyes is Shieder’s final performance before his passing in 2008 after battling multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer that came back after he cut his leg while moving house.

Roy Scheider sadly died before filming wrapped, so the filmmakers had to wait for AI tech advances to release the movie as originally envisioned, more than a decade later

Available alongside JAWS, Beautiful Blue Eyes will be available exclusively at 431 Regal theaters across the US, from September 9, with its world premiere at NYC’s Regal Union Square on September 8.

What’s Beautiful Blue Eyes?

The story is about a NYPD cop (Scheider) who has spent decades haunted by the murder of his family during WWII. When he believes he has found the Nazi responsible, he enlists his estranged son to help him exact revenge.

Directed by Joshua Newton, The cast also includes Scott Cohen (The Americans, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Sarah Bolger (A Good Woman is Hard to Find, The Tudors), Helmut Berger (The Damned, The Godfather: Part III), and Alexander Newton – who plays the young Joseph (Roy Scheider’s character). Alexander also wrote and performed the title song.

A Trailer for Beautiful of Eyes

Scheider told the film’s director that he signed on to star in the film (then with a working title of “Iron Cross”), because of the meaning of “Beautiful Blue Eyes” in the film. Three days before his passing, Scheider asked Newton to change the movie’s name to Beautiful Blue Eyes, which Newton has done in Scheider’s honor.

Movie critic, Pete Hammond has called the film “A beautifully made movie that will have audiences talking long afterward.”

The film’s director notes that the making of this film was hard undertaking as it was left incomplete after the passing of Schieder in 2008. This was largely due to one of the cameras being faulty thus leaving some shots on the chopping block.

Thanks to AI technology these damaged frames were allowed to be repaired, edited, and added to the film’s final release as was envisioned for the original release.

While the film has never been distributed, it has won a number of film awards for its previous version. The film distribution was only allowed after Newton and fellow producer Kevin Farr decided it would be possible to show the correct version of the film to a wide audience in theaters.

Beautiful eyes Soundtrack

The film was Originally filmed in 2008 and re-post-produced in 2022, Beautiful Blue Eyes will be released in 4K.

Tickets for Beautiful Blue Eyes will be available to pre-order at regmovies.com from August 26.

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