Prometheus to be Released in IMAX 3D on June 8


It’s hard to believe that one of many people’s most anticipated movies of 2012, director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, is only three months away, but now has gotten word that 20th Century Fox plans on teaming with the IMAX Corporation to release Scott’s very first movie in IMAX theaters.

It makes some sense because currently, there are no movies scheduled for an IMAX release in June and there are now enough digital IMAX theaters that multiple movies can be released in that format at any given time, which may happen if DreamWorks Animation goes with that format for their upcoming Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

Here’s the official announcement:

IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that Prometheus, the summer’s scariest action event picture and director Ridley Scott’s return to the genre he helped define, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® digital and film theatres domestically and in a select number of IMAX theatres internationally, starting June 8, 2012.

Sir Ridley directs and produces the film, which is written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. Prometheus: An IMAX 3D Experience features a stellar international cast that includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

“Ridley Scott is one of the best storytellers of our time, whose groundbreaking films Alienand Blade Runner changed the landscape of the science-fiction genre,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We’re excited about Prometheusand proud to add him to the prestigious list of directors whose films have been presented in IMAX.”

The IMAX release of Prometheus will be 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.