LOS ANGELES -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro, today announced that G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the action-packed follow-up to the 2009 box office hit G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released to select IMAX® theatres internationally starting March 28 and for a one week run in North America beginning March 29.
"Dwayne Johnson has resonated well with IMAX fans, and we believe his strong global appeal, coupled with the action spectacle of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in IMAX 3D is sure to excite moviegoers," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment.
The IMAX release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D 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.
Disney has announced that they'll release DreamWorks' The Fifth Estate, a biopic about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, on 11/15/13.
The official press release for Jobs:
Open Road Films, in partnership with Five Star Feature Films, will release JOBS - the highly anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century - nationwide on April 19, 2013. April 2013 marks the 37th anniversary of the founding of the Apple Computer Company. As previously announced, JOBS will premiere this Friday, January 25 as the closing night film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. JOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs' life.
The filmmakers strove for absolute authenticity in making the film, including shooting in the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc. JOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
Paris -- Sony Digital Cinema today announced that it will be present at this year's International Digital Film Forum (IDIFF) trade show in Paris. Attendees from across the film industry will be invited to an exclusive 4K preview screening of the critically acclaimed Samsara on 22nd January, day one of the show.
The Sony 4K digital cinema projection systems SRX-R5 15 projector will ensure this documentary will be shown in the highest picture quality, doing justice to an upcoming film release which took five years to make across almost 100 locations around the globe.
Oliver Pasch, Director of Sony Digital Cinema, Sony Europe, said: "IDIFF represents an unique opportunity for key players across the industry to come together and share industry advances. The 4K message is an important one and Sony Digital Cinema is privileged to showcase its capabilities through such a triumph in cinematography. Samsara is a prime of example of when superior picture quality, vibrancy and detail are at the core of the viewer's experience."
This preview of Samsara is presented by Sony Digital Cinema in association with independent French distributor ARP Sélection and digital cinema sales/installation specialist R2D1.
Maxime Rigauld, Sales Manager, R2D1 says: "Since partnering with Sony last year, we've been delighted to be involved in events such as the Marrakesh Film Festival and the upcoming IDIFF 2013, representing a shift in the market which sees wider adoption of 4K and an increased understanding of the greatly improved viewer experience. We look forward to continuing to support Sony in pioneering this movement."
Taking place on Tuesday 22nd January at 17:30 in the auditorium of the Paris Congress Centre, the screening will be followed by a cocktail party organized by IDIFF.