Sony's Elysium Lands In IMAX® Theatres Worldwide Starting August 9
LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), along
with TriStar Pictures and Media Rights Capital today announced that Elysium,
filmmaker Neill Blomkamp's (District 9) futuristic action film starring Matt
Damon and Jodie Foster, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive
IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres worldwide beginning August 9.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111107/MM01969LOGO )
"Neill Blomkamp is the kind of innovative, creative storyteller that
moviegoers seek out, and we are thrilled to bring this highly anticipated film
to IMAX audiences worldwide," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and
Senior Executive Vice President IMAX Corp.
"Elysium is one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, so we're
pleased that audiences will have the chance to see Neill Blomkamp's vision for
the future in IMAX's immersive format," said Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide
Distribution for Sony Pictures.
The IMAX release of Elysium 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 Elysium, please visit Sony's official website at
About Elysium In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy,
who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest,
who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate
to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The
only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt
Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life
hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one
that pits him against Elysium's Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her
hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life,
but millions of people on Earth as well. Written and directed by Neill
Blomkamp. The QED International / Alphacore Studios / Kinberg Genre
production is produced by Bill Block, Neill Blomkamp, and Simon Kinberg.
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.
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D
Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of
IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at
www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube
This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX
management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks
and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from
future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These
risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
For additional information please contact:
| |IMAX Corporation
– New York |
|IMAX Corporation - New York |Teri Loxam
|Ann Sommerlath |
|firstname.lastname@example.org | |
|Entertainment Media: |
|Principal Communications Group - Los Angeles |Business Media:
|Melissa Zukerman/Paul Pflug |
|323-658-1555 |Sloane & Company
– New York |
|email@example.com |Whit Clay |
PRN Photo Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: IMAX Corporation
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:
CO: IMAX Corporation
ST: New York
NI: ENT FILM INTERNET NP
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.