Godfather III is universally known as the worst movie in the Godfather trilogy. The film was considered quite a let down–compared to its predecessors–when it released in 1990. However, the film is getting a brand-new edit and coming to theaters and digitally this December under the title The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.
In an announcement from Paramount Pictures, Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter Mario Puzo have restored the film from an original negative to bring it into 4K UHD. In addition, the new edit of the film will envision Puzo’s and Coppola’s original intentions for the film.
“Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is an acknowledgement of Mario’s and my preferred title and our original intentions for what became The Godfather: Part III,” said Coppola in a press release. “For this version of the finale, I created a new beginning and ending, and rearranged some scenes, shots, and music cues. With these changes and the restored footage and sound, to me, it is a more appropriate conclusion to The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II and I’m thankful to Jim Gianopulos and Paramount for allowing me to revisit it.”