Thursday, December 18, 2008

'Avatar' to be released in Imax 3-D

The live-action 3-D sci-fi adventure from James Cameron will be released simultaneously in Imax 3-D when the film premieres next year in conventional 3-D theaters, Imax Corp. and 20th Century Fox announced Thursday.

Set for a Dec. 18, 2009 release, "Avatar" is Cameron's sci-fi epic, made in stereoscopic 3-D and combining live-action and computer animation using visionary new techniques.

The film will be digitally re-mastered for the Imax release.

"Our goal with Avatar is to revolutionize live-action 3-D movie-making, and I have no doubt that it will look and sound incredible in Imax 3-D," Cameron said. "The larger field of view and power surround sound of an Imax theater will completely immerse the audience in a way that cannot be experienced anywhere else."

Added Imax's Bruce Snyder, president of domestic distribution, "The Imax theater network is increasingly becoming an important part of our distribution strategy, as it continues to expand with its new digital projection system."

"Avatar" centers on an ex-Marine who finds himself in the middle of hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms.

As an Avatar -- a human mind in an alien body -- he finds himself torn between two worlds, fighting for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

The film stars Sam Worthington, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.


Bentley on December 18, 2008 at 2:56 PM said...

I am a firm believer that Imax 3D will change entertainment forever - Avator will force the change to happen much quicker.

Really looking to see what James Cameron can deliver.

Imax Update on December 20, 2008 at 4:53 PM said...

I can't wait to see any trailer for this movie...

Natasha on December 21, 2008 at 12:58 PM said...

I love imax, and I can't believe I never heard of this movie! It sounds so great!

Stefan on December 22, 2008 at 2:49 AM said...

Looks extremely interesting! I cant wait to watch it!

Anonymous said...

Wow....dats great
I have already seen space station 3D and T-rex on IMAX 3D, hope to see dis one too !

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