IMAX has done a great job of working with movie studios in order to bring the most anticipated films to the large screen format, offering a great vieing experience. All of the major blockbusters have worked with IMAX, and the box office results have shown that fans are responding. So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Fox and IMAX have decided to continue their partnership.
The new agreement specifically lists four upcoming films that are part of the new deal. Maze Runner: The Death Cure, The Predator, Alita: Battle Angel, and an untitled Marvel movie. What that final film could be is anyone’s guess. With New Mutants and Deadpool 2 already announced and in the works, it would make sense for it to be one of those. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
Re-upping their existing long-term partnership, IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Twentieth Century Fox, a division of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX), jointly announced the companies have signed a new multi-picture agreement including four key future tentpoles from the Fox slate. The deal includes Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Predator, Alita: Battle Angel and the studio’s untitled Marvel film, all of which will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres worldwide.
“After sharing success with such recent box-office hits as the global phenomenon Deadpool, we are thrilled to sweeten the existing deal with our friends and partners at Twentieth Century Fox by providing IMAX fans worldwide a selection of the studio’s most exciting upcoming blockbusters,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “With this agreement, we look forward to expanding our partnership with Fox and together offer fans around the world IMAX’s one-of-a-kind movie-going experience.”
The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 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.
Which of these movies are you most looking forward to seeing in IMAX? Personally, I can’t wait for The Predator, but I’m a sucker for those flicks.