Columbia Pictures andIMAX Corporation have signed a simultaneous global release deal for Spider-Man 3 next year in conventionaland large-screen format.

The picture will be digitally re-mastered for the IMAXformat, and opens around the world on May 4, 2007.

Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Graceand Bryce Dallas Howard star in the third episode of Columbia's comic bookphenomenon. Sam Raimi directs.