IMAX® And Paramount Pictures Strengthen Partnership With Five-Picture Pact
First Two Blockbusters Announced are Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' and
Michael Bay's Next Installment of 'Transformers'
'Interstellar', 'Transformers 4' will Feature Select Sequences Captured with
LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2013
LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX;
TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB),
tonight announced an agreement to release five of Paramount Pictures' upcoming
films in the immersive IMAX format under an extension of the companies'
long-running partnership. The arrangement features some of Paramount's most
highly anticipated tentpole films, including Michael Bay's Transformers 4
(June 2014) as well as its co-production of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
(November 2014) and three titles that have yet to be announced.
Continuing the legacy begun by IMAX trailblazer Christopher Nolan and his use
of the 70mm IMAX® cameras inThe Dark Knight, Nolan and Michael Bay will once
again capture material and key sequences of these 2014 releases using IMAX®
cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the
screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity
and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.
"IMAX is among the greatest ways to experience a movie," said Rob Moore, Vice
Chairman of Paramount Pictures. "That fact, together with our combined
successes over the years, the growth of the IMAX brand around the world, and
our continued partnership with Rich, Greg and everyone at IMAX make this
agreement a natural extension of an already hugely successful relationship.
Working with today's top filmmakers, we look forward to bringing audiences the
most exciting new movies with the very best presentation for years to come."
"We're excited to build on our longtime partnership with Paramount Pictures,
which has been fantastic at incorporating IMAX differentiation and providing
moviegoers with the best way to experience the biggest movies," said Richard
L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. "This agreement furthers our strategy of anchoring
our slate with blockbuster films by today's leading directors."
"IMAX continues to have a deep appreciation for the consistently innovative
Paramount Pictures team as well as these incredible filmmakers, who are among
the most talented directors working in the industry," said Greg Foster,
Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment. "We're thrilled and honored to
once again team up with our longtime partners Christopher Nolan and Michael
Bay. We can't wait to showcase their vision to IMAX fans around the world."
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of
filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading
content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital
entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most
powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures,
Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures,
MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount
Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures
International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
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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