IMAX and Warner Bros. Team up For 20 Film Deal

IMAX and Warner Bros. have worked together on getting films onto the IMAX screens over the last few year, and it’s been awesome. I prefer watching a movie in IMAX over 3D any day. Now the tow giant companies have announced that they are going to work together on bringing up to twenty more films to the IMAX screen through 2013.

The official announcement points out what some of these films a few other little details that you might be interested in knowing. It give us a release date for The Hobbit, it looks like it will come out in December of 2013. It also officially acknowledges Batman 3, Superman, Fury Road and Dark Shadows as being three of the 15 films to be released in IMAX between 2011 and 2013. This gives us somewhat of an idea of when these movie are coming out.

Here is the full press release with all the little details:

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures, a unit of Time Warner Inc., announced today that they have completed an agreement to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX’s format over the course of the next three and a half years (from 2010 through 2013). The agreement strategically aligns Warner Bros.’ tent-pole business with the increasing worldwide popularity of The IMAX Experience(R) in both 2D and IMAX(R) 3D, providing the studio with an added distribution platform that consistently delivers strong box office returns. The agreement underscores the excitement around the studio’s future films which are anticipated to be among the best Hollywood event titles slated for release in the coming years.

Under the agreement, Warner Bros. movies that will be released in IMAX are: Legends of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 3D (September 24, 2010); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3D) (November 19, 2010); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (3D) (July 15, 2011); Happy Feet 2 (3D) (November 18, 2011); and The Hobbit (December 2013). Warner Bros. and IMAX also plan to release an additional 15 films over the course of 2011, 2012 and 2013, including Gravity, Dark Shadows, Fury Road, Batman 3, and Superman.

“Our track record with IMAX has been incredible, and incorporating 3D into this collaborative effort will serve as the ultimate experience for our audiences,” said Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “We are extraordinarily proud of our forthcoming slate and eager to offer these films to audiences in the most premium of movie-going experiences.”

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