Mumbai: Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing The Day The Earth Stood Still, directed by Scott Dickerson and starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese and Jaden Smith, simultaneously to both IMAX and conventional theatres on 12 December.
The film, which is a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visits Earth, will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
"We’re very excited to once again expand our relationship with IMAX to offer moviegoers a chance to experience another one of our tent-pole movies in a truly unique and premium way," said Twentieth Century Fox president domestic distribution Bruce Snyder.
"Completing our 2008 slate with this action title is a great way to enter the holiday season and kick off 2009. With the ongoing rollout of IMAX digital theatres, we expect that on 12 December the size of our network will be considerably larger than it is today, which is good for IMAX, exhibitors in the IMAX business, our partners at Fox and, of course, moviegoers ," said IMAX co-CEO’s Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler.
"We’re thrilled to once again be back in business with Fox with another big holiday release. We expect an action-packed film like this to appeal a wide audience, including the elusive tech-savvy 15 – 30 year-old demographic." added IMAX Filmed Entertainment chairman and president Greg Foster.