Imax Corp. is set for the widest release yet of one of its giant-screen films. The company said Space Station 3D, with narration by Tom Cruise, has commitments from more than 100 IMAX theatres.

The film, its first space-related 3D picture, opens in North America April 19 in 24 theatres. It will roll out to 15 territories thereafter, including Germany, France, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Denmark, Poland, Kuwait, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands.

The film, which chronicles the construction of the International Space Station, premieres April 17 in Washington at the National Air and Space Museum, with Cruise and several astronaut participants in attendance.

As of December 2001, there were more than 225 IMAX theatres operating in 30 countries.