Paramount Pictures' World War Z Invades IMAX® 3D Theatres In Select
International Markets Starting June 20
LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX),
along with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions in association with
Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films, today announced that the highly
anticipated World War Z starring Brad Pitt will be digitally re-mastered into
the immersive IMAX(®) 3D format and released into IMAX(®) theatres June 20
in Australia and Hong Kong, with other day-and-date territories to follow.
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"Brad Pitt is a global icon who has captivated moviegoers for years," said
Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment. "We're thrilled
that World War Z is his first IMAX release and look forward to his fans having
the opportunity to experience it in the world's most immersive format."
World War Z revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane
(Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that
is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity
itself. The film stars Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.
World War Z is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Matthew Michael
Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof, and screen story by Matthew
Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. Based on the novel by Max
Brooks. Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce.
The IMAX 3D release of World War Z 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.
For more information about World War Z, please visit Paramount's official
website at http://www.worldwarzmovie.com/
About Paramount Pictures 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 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 March 31, 2013, there were 738
IMAX theatres (606 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113
institutions) in 53 countries.
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