While the film doesn’t hit North America until May 18, IMAX Corporation and Universal Pictures today announced that Battleship will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in more than 100 select IMAX® theatres internationally, in countries including China and Russia, beginning on April 12. The action-adventure is directed and produced by Peter Berg and stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson.
“We’re excited to partner with Universal Pictures to bring this Hasbro property to life in select international IMAX theaters,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “‘Battleship’s’ powerful action and incredible visuals are a great fit for the IMAX format and will offer those IMAX fans an edge-of-your seat, mind-blowing experience they simply won’t want to miss.”
“With ‘Battleship,’ IMAX audiences across the globe will feel like they are on these enormous ships with our international crew as they battle alien invaders,” said Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman Donna Langley. “The scope and scale of this film is awe-inspiring, and we are excited to partner with IMAX to give moviegoers a one-of-a-kind experience at the theatre.”
The IMAX release of Battleship will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 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.