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Twenty years have passed since Forrest Gump first sat on that bench and told us that life is like a box of chocolates, but now he’s coming back to the screen for a rerelease celebrating the anniversary of the movie’s 1994 release.
Forrest Gump first hit theaters in July 1994 and soon became an all-around hit: It won the Best Picture Oscar that year (and was nominated for a total of 13 Academy Awards) and was a box-office success, beating out that summer’s other smash, The Lion King.
Paramount will release Forrest Gump in IMAX theaters Sept. 5, a representative confirmed to EW.
Paramount will release five of its biggest upcoming tentpole movies — including Transformers 4 and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar — on IMAX, continuing the studio’s partnership with the supersize-screened movie theater company. “We’re thrilled and honored to once again team up with our longtime partners Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Entertainment, in a statement following an announcement at Cinema-Con. “We can’t wait to showcase their vision to IMAX fans around the world.”
Nolan and Bay have previously used the special IMAX cameras to capture crisper action sequences in 70 mm, notably in the last two Dark Knight films and the most recent Transformers film. The Dark Knight Rises featured about an hour of IMAX footage, and Nolan has become a huge advocate for the technology. “For me, it’s simply the best way to make a film, and why more people haven’t done it I could not tell you,” Nolan told Film Comment in November.
Was 2008 the year IMAX went mainstream?
Your British friends are so lucky. They watched season 3 of Downton Abbey months ago. Sometimes they find kings under their parking lots. And now they’re going to get to see Star Trek Into Darkness a week before you. As initially reported in Deadline, the Trek preboot-sequel will now open in the U.K. on May 9. READ FULL STORY
Goose and Maverick are back and quite literally bigger than ever.
Beginning on Feb. 8 and ending Feb. 13, Tom Cruise’s hit film Top Gun will return to theaters, but this time, you can feel the need for speed in a whole new way: IMAX 3-D. And if the movie’s 1986 success — it grossed more than $350 million in the box office worldwide — is any indication, we’d expect a large turnout.
Take a look at the Top Gun 3D trailer … which looks a lot like just another Top Gun trailer … which it kind of is. READ FULL STORY
It might not be much of a surprise that Iron Man 3 is getting the IMAX 3D treatment, but that doesn’t mean we’re not thrilled about the news.
“With Iron Man 3 building on the events of Marvel’s The Avengers, audiences are in for yet another incredible moviegoing experience from Marvel Studios,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President of Motion Picture Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios in a press release Tuesday. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer that to fans in the larger-than-life action of IMAX 3D.”
Strap on your Spock ears, and run to these theaters!
Paramount Pictures has officially announced the domestic locations previewing the first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX 3-D starting Friday.
The Star Trek sequel, written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, will officially be released in May 2013. Friday’s sneak peek footage shows in 288 digital IMAX theaters, including this shortened list, below. For a full list of locations, click here for the movie’s website. READ FULL STORY
To quote Les Miserables, “I dreamed a dream” that the ambitious movie adaptation of the stage musical would show in IMAX theaters, and it’s happening!
Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the Tom Hooper-directed film, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, and Helena Bonham Carter, among others, will be digitally remastered to begin a limited domestic IMAX run in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal the same day as its nationwide domestic release on Dec. 25. The movie will roll out in IMAX theaters internationally starting Jan. 10, 2013.
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Warner Bros. has agreed to a deal promising to release up to 20 upcoming films in IMAX over the next three years. “Together with IMAX and our exhibitor partners, we have built a unique, incremental distribution platform over the last 10 years,” said Warner Bros. president Dan Fellman. “We are excited to continue this tradition and offer these films to audiences in the most premium of moviegoing experiences.”
In 2013, Warner Bros. is poised to unveil Jack the Giant Slayer (March 1); Man of Steel (June 14); Pacific Rim (July 12); 300: Rise of an Empire (Aug. 2); Gravity; Seventh Son (Oct. 18); and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Dec. 13).
Boldly going where only Christopher Nolan has gone before, the first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness will debut on roughly 500 IMAX screens starting Dec. 14, Paramount Pictures announced Wednesday. The 3-D footage will play in front of IMAX exhibitions of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Abrams shot several sequences of the sequel to his 2009 hit using IMAX’s large-format cameras, following in the footsteps of Nolan’s IMAX sequences in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, and Brad Bird’s IMAX work on Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. READ FULL STORY
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