Thank you Universal! It was recently announced that not only will Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park being returning to theaters in 3D, it will also get a week in IMAX theaters! I'm seriously excited about seeing this film on the big screen again, I'm more excited that my kids will get to see it on the big screen, and it will be the first time seeing it for them.
The movie is set to be re-released on April 5th, and the IMAX run will end on the 12th being replaced by Oblivion. President of distribution Nikki Rocco had this to say in a statement,
Jurassic Park is the quintessential film for fans to experience in IMAX 3D. Jurassic Park was groundbreaking when it was originally released, and The IMAX 3D Experience will allow today’s audiences to become fully immersed in one of the most breathtaking epics Universal has ever released.
I'm not a big fan of post conversion, but I think it's a much better option than remaking the movie. This is going to be a great movie going experience for any fan of the original 1993 film, and it going to be even more awesome for anyone that's never seen it on the big screen. Here's the full press release and trailer...
IMAX Corporation and Universal Pictures today announced that Steven Spielberg’s epic Jurassic Park will return to the big screen with a one-week 3D engagement in IMAX® theatres worldwide simultaneous with the film's wide release beginning April 5, 2013.
With his remastering of this epic film into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Steven Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen.
"Jurassic Park is the quintessential film for fans to experience in IMAX 3D," said Nikki Rocco, President of Distribution, Universal Pictures. "Jurassic Park was groundbreaking when it was originally released, and The IMAX 3D Experience® will allow today’s audiences to become fully immersed in one of the most breathtaking epics Universal has ever released."
"Steven Spielberg’s films resonate uniquely with audiences," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We're thrilled to offer moviegoers an opportunity to see this fan favorite back on the big screen and transport them - for the first time through the power of The IMAX 3D Experience® - into the world of Jurassic Park."
The IMAX release of Jurassic Park has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.