Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious 6 Races Into International IMAX® Theatres
Beginning May 22
LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and
Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA), today
announced that Fast & Furious 6, will be digitally re-mastered into the
immersive IMAX(®) format and released in select IMAX(®) theatres
internationally starting May 22.
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Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of
all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next
continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure
yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung
Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass
series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
"Director Justin Lin and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson have
already proven to be a turbo-charged combination for IMAX," said Greg Foster,
Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment. "We can't wait to provide our
fans with the most immersive way to experience the excitement of the next
chapter of this high octane movie franchise this summer."
The IMAX release of Fast & Furious 6 will be digitally re-mastered into the
image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(®) with proprietary IMAX
DMR(®) (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled
with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a
unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
You may learn more about Fast & Furious 6 by visiting Universal's official
site at http://www.thefastandthefurious.com/
About Fast & Furious 6 Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist
toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes
have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and
living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally
skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is
aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was
dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to
outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in
London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and
make their families whole again. Building on the worldwide blockbuster success
of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater
heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for
the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin
Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.
About IMAX Corporation IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology,
combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create
experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never
imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect
with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among
the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major
event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in
London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2012, there were 731 IMAX
theatres (598 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114
institutions) in 53 countries.
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