Filmgoers sure will have another option in watching "Beowulf" when it hits cinemas on November 16 this year as the IMAX 3D version of the animated adventure is going to be released simultaneously with the flick's premiere in conventional theaters, IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures announced June 29, 2007.
Set to be digitally converted into IMAX 3D and re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through IMAX Digital Re-mastering technology, the Robert Zemeckis-directed flick will be distributed to domestic IMAX theaters by Paramount Pictures with Warner Bros. holding rights to launch it internationally.
"IMAX 3D has enabled us to tell stories in a whole new way, and we are very excited to offer moviegoers a chance to experience 'Beowulf' in this incredible format," Zemeckis commented. "IMAX lends itself to the incredible image detail in 'Beowulf' and in 3D, it will transport the audience directly into the story."
Inspired by the 9th century English epic poem, Beowulf combines a digitally enhanced live-action filmmaking technology with top-notch cast lineup that includes Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Gleeson, and Robin Wright Penn, among others. Adapting the legend for the big screen were Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary with Zemeckis, Steve Bing, Jack Rapke, and Steve Starkey all serving as producers.