Film Follows On The Heels Of The Box Office Hit Deep Sea 3D, Which Just
Crossed The $72 Million Mark
Filmmakers embarking on final filming expedition in Indonesia at the end
of September to round out the amazing footage already captured
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation
have confirmed that the release date for the next original IMAX(R) 3D release,
Under the Sea 3D, will be February 13, 2009. The film follows the box office
hit Deep Sea 3D, also shot by award-winning Cinematographer/Director
Howard Hall, which has grossed more than $72 million to date.
Four of the planned filming expeditions for Under the Sea 3D have been
completed, with the final expedition to Indonesia scheduled to take place at
the end of September through October 2008. The filmmaking team, including
Howard Hall, producer Toni Myers, executive producer Graeme Ferguson and
producer for Howard Hall Productions Michele Hall, has captured some of the
most extraordinary marine life ever shot on film including the Stonefish - the
world's most venomous fish - and a new species of shark yet to be described by
science. Hall and his crew also filmed South Australia's exquisite Leafy Sea
Dragon and the endangered puppy-like Sea Lion - animals that can be found
nowhere else on Earth. Filming with the IMAX 3D camera, the highest resolution
motion picture camera ever created, will allow the filmmakers to immerse
audiences in this amazing underwater world as never before - bringing them
face-to-face with these magical creatures. The film will also provide an
extraordinary look at the current conditions of our oceans and the impact
global climate change has had on these unique eco-systems.
"For Under the Sea 3D we've traveled to some of the most exotic locations
on this planet, allowing us to film many creatures for the first time," said
Howard Hall. "Through IMAX 3D, audiences will be immersed fully into this
amazing undersea world - a world which only a few of us lucky individuals
really get to see up close."
"Deep Sea 3D continues to deliver a premium cinematic experience that
keeps moviegoers returning to IMAX(R) theatres year after year and we are
thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Howard and Michelle Hall," said
Dan Fellman, president, domestic distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We look
forward to having Howard's latest journey come to life on IMAX screens on
February 13, 2009."
"From South Australia to the Indo-Pacific, audiences will witness amazing
deep sea life in the grand scale and immersiveness of IMAX 3D," said
Greg Foster, chairman and president, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Thanks to our
partners at Warner Bros. and the amazing talents of our filmmakers, audiences
will encounter a spectacular marine world alive with magical creatures and
also emerge with a new understanding of how important it is to protect it."
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology
companies, specializing in digital and film-based motion picture technologies.
The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful
theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the
globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations
using proprietary IMAX, IMAX(R) 3D, and IMAX DMR technology. IMAX DMR is the
Company's groundbreaking digital re-mastering technology that allows it to
digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the
unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R). IMAX's
renowned projectors display crystal-clear images on the world's biggest
screens, and the IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for
extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of
June 30, 2008, there were 302 IMAX theatres operating in 40 countries.
IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX DMR(R), IMAX(R) MPX(R), and The IMAX
Experience(R) are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the
Company can be found at www.imax.com.
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