Monday, December 15, 2008

Star Trek to release at IMAX theatres

Here's a press release from IMAX and Paramount announcing that the new "Star Trek" film will be released simultaneously in a limited number of IMSX theaters on May 8, 2009.


Category: News

J.J. Abrams Vision of the Greatest Space Adventure of All Time to Run in Select IMAX Theatres

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 12, 2008 Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, “Lost” and “Alias), will be simultaneously released to both IMAX and conventional theatres worldwide on May 8, 2009. Star Trek, which chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members, will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Paramount Pictures will be the exclusive distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.

Star Trek is one of the worlds most successful science fiction entertainment series and media franchises. Created by Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek phenomenon has lead to six television series, ten feature films, dozens of computer and video games, hundreds of novels and fan stories, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas. Star Trek has also inspired a following of millions of Trekkies of all ages that span across the globe.

Were excited to share the enhanced IMAX version of this film with the millions of dedicated fans who have been anticipating this release since production began, said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures. The IMAX Experience adds that extra level of excitement to an already action-packed film, giving moviegoers a premium event at the multiplex.

Added J.J. Abrams, Im thrilled that audiences will be able to experience this new, epic world of Star Trek with an incredible cast and mind-blowing visual effects on what is, obviously, the most remarkable film format in the world.

Star Trek combines top Hollywood story-telling talent with space exploration, and each is very conducive to The IMAX Experience, said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. Expanding our relationship with Paramount Pictures to include this film strengthens our 2009 slate, and with the continuing rollout of digital IMAX theatre systems, we will be able to offer the fan-base more locations to experience the epic first journey of the USS Enterprise in the most immersive way.

Both Star Trek and IMAX have taken audiences to far away places they would normally not be able to go, and in this case, its space the final frontier, added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. J.J. Abrams has created a powerful movie that has fans worldwide feverishly anticipating its release. We are thrilled to partner with Paramount Pictures to bring J.J.S exciting vision of this incredible space adventure to IMAX screens.

From director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (“Transformers,” “MI: III”) comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, “Star Trek,” featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before. Star Trek explores the early Starfleet careers of future Enterprise officers Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Amanda Grayson (Winona Ryder), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), McCoy (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho), and Chekhov (Anton Yelchin). A Romulan, Nero (Eric Bana), and a much older Spock (Leonard Nimoy) are influences, as well as Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood), the first captain of the USS Enterprise.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX Corporation is one of the worlds leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in immersive motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the worlds best movie presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR, technology. IMAX DMR is the Companys groundbreaking digital re-mastering technology that allows it to digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. IMAXs renowned projectors display crystal-clear images on the worlds biggest screens, and the IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of September 30, 2008, there were 320 IMAX theatres operating in 42 countries.

IMAX, IMAX 3D, IMAX DMR, IMAX, MPX, and The IMAX Experience are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the Company can be found at

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire picks up 4 Golden Glove nominations

"Slumdog Millionaire" garnered four Golden Globe nominations including best picture -- an extraordinary feat for a movie that has had only a very limited release.

Actors Dev Patel (L) and Anil Kapoor are shown in a scene from ... Actors Dev Patel (L) and Anil Kapoor are shown in a scene from director Danny Boyle's film "Slumdog Millionaire" in this undated publicity photograph. The film received a Golden Globe nomination as best motion picture drama as nominations were announced in Beverly Hills December 11, 2008. The Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be held January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills. REUTERS/Ishika Mohan/Fox Searchlight/Handout
Thu Dec 11, 9:12 AM ET

The movie was destined for video when it was purchased by Fox Searchlight and shown in select theaters.

A windfall for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Los Angeles Times, CA - 2 hours ago
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Thursday, December 04, 2008

"Slumdog Millionaire" wins pre-Oscar award

"Slumdog Millionaire" won best film in New York from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, one of the indicators of favorites for the Academy Awards in February.

The plot revolves around a young man from the slums of Mumbai who enters a game show to attract his love interest's attention.

The Fox Searchlight film is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto.

Official trailer for Slumdog Millionaire

Inside Slumdog: Up close with Dev Patel

Director Danny Boyle on destiny in Slumdog Millionaire

BBC News

'Slumdog Millionaire' gets pre-Oscars award
AFP - 56 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AFP) — "Slumdog Millionaire" won Oscars momentum Thursday with a best film award in New York from the National Board of Review. ...
National Board: `Slumdog' is 2008's best film The Associated Press
Slumdog Millionaire’ Takes National Board of Review Best Film Kudos
Slumdog Millionaire : fete of the fests Times of India