Disney's The Lone Ranger™ Rides Into IMAX® Theatres In Select International
Markets Aug. 2
LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and
The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS),
today announced that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' highly anticipated The
Lone Ranger – directed by Academy Award(®) winner Gore Verbinski and
starring Armie Hammer in the timeless title role and Johnny Depp as the iconic
Tonto – will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®) format and
released in IMAX(®) theatres in select international markets, including the
UK and Japan, beginning August 2.
Reimagining the tale of the famed masked hero, The Lone Ranger reunites
producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Verbinski and star Depp, the team behind
Disney's first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, which collectively
grossed nearly $2.7 billion at the global box office.
"We've always enjoyed working with Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp,
and we look forward to having Gore Verbinski's first IMAX picture released in
our network," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment.
"We're delighted to once again be associated with such a powerhouse team and
we can't wait to share their latest blockbuster with IMAX audiences around the
The IMAX release of The Lone Ranger 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 The Lone Ranger, please visit Disney's official
website at http://disney.go.com/the-lone-ranger/
About The Lone Ranger From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore
Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the
Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger,"
a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked
hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto
(Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie
Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a
runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely
heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
"The Lone Ranger" also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper,
James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, "The Lone Ranger" is directed
by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with
screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe and screenplay by
Justin Haythe and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. "The Lone Ranger" releases in
U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.
About IMAX Corporation
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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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