LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' highly anticipated The Lone Ranger – directed by Academy Award® winner Gore Verbinski and starring Armie Hammer in the timeless title role and Johnny Depp as the iconic Tonto – will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres in select international markets, including the UK and Japan, beginning August 2.
Reimagining the tale of the famed masked hero, The Lone Ranger reunites producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Verbinski and star Depp, the team behind Disney's first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, which collectively grossed nearly$2.7 billion at the global box office.
"We've always enjoyed working with Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp, and we look forward to having Gore Verbinski's first IMAX picture released in our network," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment. "We're delighted to once again be associated with such a powerhouse team and we can't wait to share their latest blockbuster with IMAX audiences around the globe."
The IMAX release of The Lone Ranger 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.
For more information about The Lone Ranger, please visit Disney's official website at http://disney.go.com/the-lone-ranger/
About The Lone Ranger
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformedJohn Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
"The Lone Ranger" also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, "The Lone Ranger" is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe and screenplay by Justin Haythe and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. "The Lone Ranger" releases in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.
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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2013, there were 738 IMAX theatres (606 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113 institutions) in 53 countries.
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