LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:IMX), Sony Pictures, a division of Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), and eOne today announced that the adaption of part-one of Cassandra Clare's bestselling fantasy-adventure novel series The Mortal Instruments will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres across North Americaon August 21.
"This exciting big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's fantasy-adventure series is a great addition to IMAX's summer film slate," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President IMAX Corp. "We're pleased to partner with Sony Pictures and eOne on what will be an exhilarating film for IMAX audiences to experience."
"As these worldwide bestsellers begin their journey to the screen with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, we're excited that moviegoers will have the chance to explore this world in IMAX," said Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures.
The IMAX release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 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.
More information about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones can be found athttp://www.themortalinstrumentsmovie.com/.
About The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternateNew York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
A Constantin Film International GmbH and Unique Features (TMI) Inc. production,The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was directed by Harald Zwart(The Karate Kid) and written by Jessica Postigo Paquette, who based the screenplay on Cassandra Clare's novel. The film is produced by Robert Kulzer andDon Carmody, with Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne and Martin Moszkowicz serving as executive producers.
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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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