Sean Penn’s latest film “Into the Wild” will have its world debut in Fairbanks, Alaska.Penn said debuting the movie locally first is a way of thanking all of the Alaskans who worked on the film while it was being filmed last summer near Fairbanks.
The first screening will be shown at The Blue Loon in Fairbanks on September 3rd.
“Into the Wild” is Penn’s version of Jon Krakauer’s 1996 bestselling novel.
Penn wrote the movie and directed the true story of a naive 24-year-old Virginia man, Christopher McCandless, who hitchhiked to Alaska in 1992 and lived off the land.
He was found dead in an abandoned bus after 112 days in the wilderness.
The film will be released nationwide on September 21st.