LONGUEUIL, QC, April 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX: DBO), a leader in innovative motion technology, announced today that its relationship with Universal Pictures continues with two epic new releases - Battleship (May 18, 2012) and Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1, 2012).
Elevating the cinema experience, D-BOX has added its immersive MFX technology to more than 50 theatrical releases since 2009. Adding intelligent vibration, coupled with subtle and refined motion effects in perfect sync with the movie, D-BOX MFX presents an entertaining adventure like none other.
"Universal Pictures has been a longtime supporter of D-BOX, offering exceptional movie content that highlights the vast capabilities of our immersive cinema experience," stated President of D-BOX Technologies, Claude Mc Master. "Our many successes at the box office continue to strengthen our relationship, driving new and exciting collaborations like these."
D-BOX was introduced to moviegoers in April 2009 with its first commercial theatre release, Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious. Since that time, D-BOX has expanded its presence to more than 120 screens in 10 countries and continues to experience steady worldwide growth.
"D-BOX MFX is an impressive movie enhancement and presents an additional new entertainment option for moviegoers," said Nikki Rocco, President of Distribution, Universal Pictures. "We are pleased to once again work together."
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In summer 2012, the battle for Earth begins at sea.
Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) directs and produces Battleship, an epic-scale action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.
Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lieutenant Alex Hopper, a naval weapons officer assigned to USS John Paul Jones; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of USS Sampson; global music superstar Rihanna, making her motion-picture debut as Petty Officer Second Class Cora Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, Hopper's fiancée and a physical therapist specializing in the rehabilitation of military combat veterans; Tadanobu Asano, as Captain Yugi Nagata, Commanding Officer of the Japanese destroyer Myoko and Hopper's archrival; and Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane, Commander of the Pacific Fleet.
Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval-combat game, Battleship is produced by Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises), Scott Stuber (Safe House, Couples Retreat), Film 44's Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Perfect Storm). The action-adventure is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red). www.battleshipmovie.com
About Snow White and the Huntsman
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga, On the Road) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron of Prometheus, Hancock) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman now threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth of Thor, The Avengers) dispatched to capture her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's defiance and purity.
The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders. www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com
D-BOX Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and markets cutting-edge motion systems intended mainly for the entertainment and industrial simulation industries. This unique and patented technology, the D-BOX Motion Code, uses motion effects specifically programmed for each visual content, which are sent to a motion system integrated into either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with the on-screen action, thus creating an unmatched realistic immersive experience. As of today, many Hollywood studios offer D-BOX Motion Code on their motion pictures in commercial theatres, on DVDs and Blu-rays. By reaching agreements with various industry leaders, D-BOX's award-winning motion technology is proving itself as a new global standard. D-BOX is a public company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DBO.
D-BOX® and D-BOX Motion Code® are registered trademarks of D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
For further information:
Vice President of Marketing
D-BOX Technologies Inc.
450-442-3003 ext. 263
Marc Jasmin CMA, President
Jasmin Financial Communications