Keanu Reeves' Directorial Debut, Man of Tai Chi™, Spins Into IMAX® Theatres
Across China Beginning July 5
LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), in
partnership with China Film Group, Wanda Group and Village Roadshow Pictures,
today announced that Man of Tai Chi, Keanu Reeves' highly anticipated
directorial debut and the first Mandarin-language film to be directed by a
Western actor, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®)
format and released in IMAX(®) theatres across China beginning July 5, with
the possibility of expanding to other territories.
This action-packed contemporary drama shot in Beijing and Hong Kong depicts
the spiritual journey of a young martial artist as he struggles to maintain
his traditional values and beliefs against the pressures of modern society.
Targeted for his fighting skill, he is lured into the dark world of
underground combat by menacing forces that seek to corrupt him with money,
glamour and the promise of power.
"We're happy to be back in business with our longtime partner Keanu Reeves, an
advocate of The IMAX Experience® and a global star who has already proven to
be very popular with our audiences," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President
of IMAX Entertainment. "We look forward to working closely with Keanu and our
good friends at Wanda, Village Road Show and China Film Group on this
The IMAX release of Man of Tai Chi 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.
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as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical
distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
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London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2013, there were 738
IMAX theatres (606 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113
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