LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), together with IMAX China Holding, Inc. ("IMAX China", HKG: 1970), today announced that the 3D action-adventure film Mojin-The Lost Legend – a co-production between Wanda Media Co. Ltd., Huayi Brothers Media Corporation and Beijing Enlight Pictures Co. Ltd. – will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® theatres in China on Dec. 18.
Mojin-The Lost Legend, which is based on author Muye Zhang's eight best-selling Chinese novels about a group of young treasure hunters, is directed by Wuershan (Painted Skin: The Resurrection) and stars Kun Chen, Bo Huang, Qi Shu, Angelababy and Yu Xia. The film is produced by Kuo-fu Chen.
"IMAX gained incredible momentum this year with Chinese hits and record box-office including within the last few months films like Monster Hunt and Lost in Hong Kong, and we look forward to continuing that success through the holiday season with Mojin-The Lost Legend," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "The suspenseful and visual nature of this film, combined with the Chinese cultural interest in treasure-hunting, makes Mojin-The Lost Legend a perfect fit for The IMAX Experience®. We could not think of a better way to culminate our 2015 film slate than partnering with our longtime partners Wanda and Huayi Brothers and new partner Beijing Enlight Pictures to bring this remarkable film to IMAX fans in China."
The IMAX® 3D release of Mojin-The Lost Legend 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.
About IMAX China
IMAX China is a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Cayman Islands. IMAX China was established by IMAX Corporation specifically to oversee the expansion of IMAX's business throughout Greater China. IMAX China trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "HK1970."
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2015, there were 977 IMAX theatres (853 commercial multiplexes, 20 commercial destinations and 104 institutions) in 65 countries.
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