Sherlock Jr,The Navigator and GoWest are among a rosterof Buster Keaton pictures to be restored for digital theatrical releasefollowing an agreement between The Douris Corporation and MK2.
Under the terms of the deal Douris, whose 700+ Rohauerlibrary includes rights to the silent star's films, has agreed that Paris-basedMK2, the worldwide distributor of Charlie Chaplin titles, will digitallyrestore Douris' entire Keaton library and orchestrate a limited release.
'Keaton andChaplin are synonymous with the heritage of our industry and as such we arethrilled to be working in association with MK2, who are meticulous in restoringand bringing the work of these great masters to a new generation,' Dourispresident Gary Dartnall said in a statement.
Keaton directedand starred in dozens of films and won a special Oscar in 1960 for his "uniquetalents which brought immortal comedies to the screen". He died six years lateraged 71.