IMAX Corporation has released the following announcement for this Friday’s Spider-Man 2 IMAX debut…
Audiences will be able to take another spin in IMAXÂ® as Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience opens in select IMAX Theatres beginning July 23, 2004. This critically acclaimed film from Columbia Pictures, which has already generated more than $500 million in box office worldwide since its release, has been digitally re-mastered with IMAX’s proprietary IMAX DMRÂ® technology into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX ExperienceÂ®.
Spider-Man 2 moviegoers will experience this blockbuster sequel in a whole new way, on screens towering up to 8 stories high, surrounded by 12,000 watts of pure digital sound. With IMAX DMR, the image quality of the 35mm motion picture is digitally enhanced resulting in images that are every bit as big, sharp and stunning as those films originally produced in the 15/70 format. In fact, once the IMAX DMR process is complete, the Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience film format will be 10 times larger than the original. The sheer size, combined with the IMAX projection technology, will provide moviegoers with an immersive, extraordinary cinematic experience.
“When you have a movie like Spider-Man 2, it makes sense to offer audiences an opportunity to experience the film in this incredible format,” said Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution.
Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience will be playing at the following IMAX Theatres:
Opening July 23, 2004
Opening Post-July 23rd
Additional IMAX Theatres will continue to open the film worldwide throughout the summer. Check local listings or www.IMAX.com for theatres and opening dates.
In Columbia Pictures Spider-ManÂ® 2, two years have passed since Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with “the gift and the curse” of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain “Doc Ock” (Alfred Molina).
Spider-ManÂ® 2 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first adventure, including Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons, under the leadership of director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel’s Avi Arad. Joining the ensemble cast are Alfred Molina as Dr. Otto Octavius (“Doc Ock”), Daniel Gillies as John Jameson, Vanessa Ferlito as Louise, Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors and Donna Murphy as Rosalie Octavius.
Columbia Pictures Presents A Marvel Enterprises/Laura Ziskin Production Spider-ManÂ® 2 starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy and J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead). The screenplay is by two-time OscarÂ® winner Alvin Sargent (Ordinary People, Unfaithful) based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The screen story is by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael Chabon. The producers are Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man, Pretty Woman) and Avi Arad (X-Men, Daredevil).
Source: IMAX Corporation