'Idiocracy' to Return to Theaters as Election Season Reminder
The film is getting a one-day release in multiple theaters by the Alamo Drafthouse chain.
Mike Judge's Idiocracy will be back in theaters before Election Day, for one day.
The cult film, which is routinely invoked by those watching presidential politics in the age of Donald Trump, is getting a rerelease from the snarky Alamo Drafthouse chain.
At least 25 theaters nationwide were listed by the chain Wednesday as participating in the showing of the title planned for Oct. 4.
The gist of the plot: Luke Wilson, an average guy, wakes up hundreds of years later to find that the IQ of everyone in the U.S. is pretty low. He becomes the de facto smartest person in the room.
The 20th Century Fox title, which was originally released in September 2006, wasn't much of a box-office draw at the time, earning less than $1 million in receipts.
Judge, the director of Office Space, helmed Idiocracy and Etan Coen penned the comedy, which also featured Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews and Dax Shepard.
The list of participating theaters for the Alamo Drafthouse limited engagement is here.