Model/actress Brooklyn Decker has signed on to star alongside Rihanna and Alexander Skarsgard in director Peter Berg's Battleship.
Decker was rumored to be one of the potential candidates to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3, so it was only a matter of time before she landed a blockbuster role. The young actress will soon be seen opposite Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go With It.
AIMC/GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA -- Christie® announced that Hoyts Cinemas has signed an exclusive deal to convert its entire cinema circuit of over 400 screens across 49 locations to 2K and 4K-ready Series 2 Christie SolariaTM projectors over the next three years. As a part of the Digital Cinema Implementation Partners - Australia program (DCIP-A), the agreement is a testament to the 25-year relationship between Christie and Hoyts, and makes the deal the largest of its kind in Australia and New Zealand. The deal was made official at the Australian International Movie Convention held August 15-19, 2010.
Hoyts' comprehensive rollout capitalizes on the superior technologies of the Christie Solaria Series 2 digital cinema projectors, Christie Xenon lamps and other state-of-the-art support equipment such as the Gefen A/V Cinema Scaler.
Furthermore, this supply agreement also assures that Hoyts will be one of the first exhibitors worldwide to install Christie 4K DLP Cinema® projection technology. Adam Wrightson, Hoyts Group Technology Director, notes, "We've been installing digital systems throughout our circuit since 2003 and have kept pace with the demand for 3D. Now we are taking the final steps toward offering excellent digital presentations to all our patrons. We are in the midst of creating a whole new cinematic experience in our entertainment complexes which, when completed, will include 3D movies as well as alternative content such as live 3D events, premieres and sports broadcasts."
The immense possibilities and benefits of digital cinema and 3D digital cinema, in particular, have changed the landscape of the cinema industry. Christie is at the forefront of this pivotal change, recently announcing over 12,000 digital cinema installations worldwide and the first digital cinema licensee to meet all DCI-compliance testing.
"The Christie Solaria Series offers a significant advantage in image clarity, brightness and ease of operational adaptability. With the rising popularity of 3D movies and increased flexibility in content and screen management, exhibitors need projectors that show every available content in the best possible light and with the lowest cost of operation," remarks George Scheckel, Director of International Business Development for Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
With digital cinema, the viewing experience is significantly enhanced with pristine, razor-sharp images at each and every screening. With digital content, the risk of film scratches, hot spots and image distortion is a thing of the past. In addition, with DLP Cinema projection and distribution, movies can be shown on more screens and at higher frequency providing movie-goers ample opportunity to watch movies and alternative content of their choice.
"We are delighted to support Hoyts as they continue converting their entire circuit to digital," says Lin Yu, Vice-President of Christie Asia Pacific. "It is our goal to deliver on the unique entertainment experience for every movie goer. This exclusive partnership with Hoyts will provide a great benefit to their patrons."
AUSTIN, Texas -- Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce the opening night film will be the U.S. premiere of the highly anticipated Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and starring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). The red carpet event will take place on Thursday, September 23 at The Paramount Theatre with director Matt Reeves and cast members in attendance.
Let Me In is a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins).
"We are truly honored that Fantastic Fest has chosen to open their festival with the U.S. premiere of Let Me In. It is incredibly exciting to be able to present the film to an audience who I know are just as passionate about John Ajvide Linqvist's story as I am," said director Matt Reeves.
"Fantastic Fest has been following the development of this movie with rabid interest and we couldn't be more excited to share what Matt Reeves has up his sleeve in adapting this incredible story. We anticipate that this will solidify his place as a visionary genre artist," said Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League. And more than anything Fantastic Fest is ecstatic to see vampires doing what they do best - horrifying us with their bloodlust. Fantastic Fest is also cooking up a gorgeous Mondo poster for Let Me In from artist Olly Moss.
Fantastic Fest is scouring the globe for the very best in action, horror, science fiction, fantasy to the truly bizarre in contemporary cinema for your viewing pleasure. Look for more announcements in the weeks to come, including information on our gala events, parties and AMD Next Wave filmmakers in attendance.
Fantastic Fest is the film festival with the boring parts cut out. Miss this one and your regrets will agonize you for years to come. You have been warned.