Los Angeles -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) announced today that Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, will be released for a special two-week run in IMAX® 3D digital locations beginning February 4, 2011. This release occurs simultaneously with the action-thriller's wide release in domestic and select international markets from Universal Pictures. Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, the new film from director Alister Grierson employs 3D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens Avatar.
"A film executive produced by James Cameron using his own 3D technology deserves a partner in IMAX which will offer audiences a fully immersive experience with Sanctum," said Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson. "We're thrilled that it is joining Fast Five in next year's IMAX offerings from Universal."
"We are committed to offering our growing audience the world's best movie experience with exciting titles from the best studios, and Sanctum certainly helps us deliver on that commitment," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "This special two-week run provides IMAX® theatres with more films in the first quarter than ever before, highlighting the flexibility in programming created by our digital network."
"We are excited to continue our long-term partnership with James Cameron, as well as the team at Universal, by offering IMAX moviegoers the opportunity to experience the thrilling action of Sanctum," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "This film, coupled with the IMAX 3D format, will provide audiences with jaw-dropping access to otherwise inaccessible regions of the world and put you right in the middle of the action."