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IMAX Corporation, Warner Bros sign three-year deal

The partners said on Thursday (15) that they will release up to 20 Warner Bros films on IMAX over the period, extending the core partnership that began in 2003.

Warner Bros’ 2013 slate includes:

  • Jack The Giant Slayer (Mar 1);
  • Superman title Man Of Steel (Jun 14);
  • Pacific Rim (Jul 12);
  • 300: Rise Of An Empire (Aug 2);
  • Gravity; Seventh Son (Oct 18);
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (Dec 13).

“The IMAX footprint continues to expand with tremendous success around the world,” said president of international distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg. “We are very pleased to be presenting our 2013 and future slate in this premium theatrical environment.”

“Our longstanding partnership with Warner Bros has resulted in extraordinary experiences for IMAX audiences, and we’re excited to add these core additional titles to our upcoming film slate,” said IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond.

“The growing network of IMAX theatres around the globe continues to enable all of our studio partners to deliver their films in a uniquely immersive way, and provide moviegoers with a premium way to experience the biggest movies.”

“IMAX continues to have a deep appreciation for the Warner Bros team and its talented filmmaker collective as well as its comprehensive approach to our industry,” said IMAX Filmed Entertainment chairman and president Greg Foster.

“We’re confident that our continued partnership with Warner Bros on all levels – pre-production, production, post production, marketing and distribution - will greatly benefit our two companies, our exhibition partners and moviegoers worldwide.”

“Together with IMAX and our exhibitor partners, we have built a unique, incremental distribution platform over the last 10 years,” said Warner Bros president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman.

“We are excited to continue this tradition and offer these films to audiences in the most premium of moviegoing experiences.”

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