We boxed up 4.5 years of work and sent the final cut of the movie to Dolby Labs this week. They'll create a Digital Cinema Package and distribute that to the theaters for us. It was surprisingly satisfying sending it off.
We also stumbled upon some old storyboards this week and were shocked that not a single scene ended up in the final cut.
In fact, I think the only scene that was in the first draft of the script that ended up in the movie you'll see in theaters is Dale eating a six-foot party sub. Pretty wild to look back on the past and realize how much has changed. It evokes a strange mix of nostalgia, healthy embarrassment and pride.