SHANGHAI, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and IMAX China Holding Inc. (HKSE.1970) announced that four Chinese titles will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in more than 290 IMAX® theatres across China this summer. The high-profile film slate includes Edko Films' Cold War 2; For a Few Bullets, released by Wanda Media; Jackie Chan'sSkiptrace, released by Talent International Film Co. Ltd.; and Time Raider, co-produced by Le Vision Pictures and Shanghai Film Group. The four local-language films, which have confirmed release dates in China from July through August, are highly anticipated by moviegoers.
Directed by Lok Man Leung and Kim-ching Luk, Cold War 2, in IMAX® 3D, will be released on July 8 with several acclaimed film stars including Aaron Kwok, Chow Yun-fat and Leung Ka Fai. This will be the second time IMAX has partnered with Edko Film Ltd., following the success of Monster Hunt.
Skiptrace is Renny Harlin's 3D action-adventure film, starring Jackie Chan and Fan Bingbing. In Jackie Chan's fourth IMAX films, fast-paced action sequences and large-scale scenes will bring a truly immersive experience to moviegoers on IMAX screens when it is released July 22.
As one of the most anticipated 3D adventure films this summer, Time Raider is directed by Daniel Lee (Dragon Blade) and co-produced by Shanghai Film Group and Le Vision. The suspenseful and visual nature of this film, combined with the cultural interest in treasure-hunting, makes it ideal for the IMAX format.
For a Few Bullets is Wanda Media's tentpole action comedy film. Directed by Pan Dongzi, the film features Lin Gengxin, Zhang Jingchu and Liu Xiaoqing. It is expected to continue the successful track record of IMAX and Wanda Media's partnership, including Go Away Mr. Tumor and Mojin-The Lost Legend. For a Few Bullets will hit IMAX theaters on July 15.
"The strong IMAX local-language film slate this summer is a testament to our solid and broad relationships with top Chinese studios and filmmakers, which have always been a key priority for IMAX," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We are delighted to join our longtime partners Wanda Media, along with Shanghai Film Group, Edko Film, Le Vision Pictures and Talent International Film, in bringing the highest-quality film content and most inspiring cinematic experience to Chinese moviegoers in the coming months. In fact, there is such a great demand for local-language product that we are considering adding more to our summer slate."
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 "HK.1970."
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 Mar. 31, 2016, there were 1,066 IMAX theatres (952 commercial multiplexes, 17 commercial destinations and 97 institutions) in 68 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "HK.1970."
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