I Am Number Four
December 10, 2010 by staff
I Am Number Four, The Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that two of 2011 Touchstone Pictures DreamWorks releases, I’m the number four and the real steel, will open the day and date digital format IMAX ® theaters worldwide. Both films are produced by DreamWorks and will be launched under the banner of Disney Touchstone as part of the distribution agreement between the two companies.
“DreamWorks is pleased to have the incredible IMAX equipment on board these two exciting films,” said Jeff Small, president and COO of DreamWorks. “Have I’m the number four real steel and exhibited in IMAX theaters offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase the outstanding work of the filmmakers and people involved in creating these visual stories. Audiences get the benefit of complete immersion in the experience of going to the movies in two films that are perfect for IMAX visual and sensory experience. ”
“Real Steel, and I Am I Number Four are movies that transport the audience right in the center of the action,” said Chuck Viane, president of global distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “We are excited to offer moviegoers The IMAX Experience ® for these films.”
“The inclusion of two live-action titles from DreamWorks in 2011 our list allows us to extend the range of content available for IMAX cinemas and extend our brand more deeply into our growing 18-34 audience segment,” said CEO of IMAX , Richard L. Gelfond. “Both directors have already demonstrated how vision works very well with the IMAX Experience and a study of strong behind them, we are optimistic that even more of their fans will have the opportunity to experience their latest work in IMAX.”
“We are pleased that the IMAX film the audience will experience the new films of our long-standing partnership with DreamWorks studios and filmmakers from DJ Caruso and Shawn Levy,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “The strong track record of Steven, Stacey, Jeff and filmmakers represent the quality and excitement in our films and we believe these strong titles are a perfect complement to our audience and our 2011 film slate.”
Directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia), I’m the number four is an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary teenager (Alex Pettyfer) pursued by implacable foes. Settling in a small town in Ohio, discover powerful new abilities as well as a connection to others who share his destiny. Timothy Olyphant (justified) and Dianna Agron (Glee) is also involved. The film has a U.S. release date February 18, 2011.
Set in a world of boxing’s next generation, Real Steel is a courageous action drama directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the museum franchise, Date Night). Hugh Jackman (Wolverine, X-Men) as the owners failed wrestler Charlie Kenton, who lost his chance for a title when robots steel 8 feet tall, took charge of the ring. When he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo), Charlie gets a last chance at a comeback. Real Steel is scheduled to launch in the U.S. 7 October 2011.
About Walt Disney Studios
For over 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the basis on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was built. Today, the study makes quality films; stage plays music and consumers worldwide. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel, and Touchstone Pictures, which includes the distribution of live-action film from DreamWorks. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods to facilitate access to creative content across multiple platforms. original music and soundtracks of films produced in Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses for live events, including Broadway theater productions, Disney on Ice and Disney Live!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.
DreamWorks Studios is a film company founded in 2009 and directed by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, in collaboration with the unit Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Upcoming releases include “I’m the number four”, “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Help,” “Fright Night”, “Real Steel” and “War Horse.”
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX Corporation is a leading entertainment technology companies in the world, specializing in Technology Theater surround. The worldwide IMAX network is a distribution platform most important and successful theatrical films for major events around the world, with the delivery of IMAX theaters world’s best movie presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX ® 3D, and IMAX DMR ® technology. IMAX DMR is the company’s groundbreaking digital remastering technology that allows you to digitally transform virtually any conventional film in unprecedented picture and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. The IMAX brand is recognized around the world experience extraordinary and immersive entertainment to consumers. At September 30, 2010, there were 470 IMAX theaters (348 and 122 commercial institutional) operating in 45 countries.
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