MUMBAI: Imax Corporation and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will be releasing the action-adventure film John Carter, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton in Imax theatres simultaneously with the film’s worldwide release on 9 March, 2012.
John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs and stars Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe and Lynn Collins.
John Carter, set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars), tells the story of war-weary former military captain John Carter. He is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions among the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas, and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris. In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
"Audiences will immediately feel transported in the epic adventure of John Carter. Andrew Stanton has envisioned this vast landscape in a way that’s not been seen before, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our viewers this film in the immersive Imax 3D format," said Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures executive vice president – theatrical exhibition sales and distribution Dave Hollis.
"John Carter is a great addition to our 2012 film slate and is sure to resonate with our key demographic. We are pleased to work, once again, with the talented teams at Disney to bring audiences worldwide this groundbreaking film in Imax 3D," said Imax Filmed Entertainment chairman and president Greg Foster.
The Imax release of John Carter will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The Imax Experience(R) with proprietary Imax DMR(R) (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.