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The Vendetta Will Be Big

Published January 26, 2006 in Movie News
By Justin Long | Image property of Warner Bros
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Warner Bros has announced they plan to release V for Vendetta to IMAX theatres on the same date as the film's planned release.

A Vendetta for IMAX


IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that V For Vendetta, a thrilling action-adventure from the creators of "The Matrix" trilogy, will be simultaneously released to IMAX® and conventional theatres on March 17, 2006. Produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski Brothers, directed by James McTeigue and starring Natalie Portman, V For Vendetta will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Warner Bros. Pictures will be the exclusive distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.

The addition of V For Vendetta makes IMAX's 2006 film slate stronger than any previous slate in the Company's 35-year history, with five new digitally re-mastered Hollywood films - including two in IMAX® 3D - already scheduled to be released day-and-date to IMAX theatres this year.

"We're excited to give fans the opportunity to experience V For Vendetta in IMAX's spectacular format," said Joel Silver, producer of V For Vendetta. "The clarity and immersive quality of The IMAX Experience adds a dynamic dimension to the film's powerful visuals, breathtaking action and multi- layered storytelling."



"Moviegoers loved 'The Matrix Reloaded' and 'The Matrix Revolutions' in IMAX theatres, and we are thrilled to offer the next story from the Wachowski Brothers and Joel Silver in this powerful and unique way," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "The IMAX theatre network generates incremental revenue for our event titles, and we are pleased to partner with IMAX for an exciting 2006 lineup."

"We believe V For Vendetta is a fantastic addition to the IMAX 2006 film slate, especially given the popularity of 'The Matrix series' and our own excitement upon screening the film," said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "IMAX now has more films slated for day- and-date release in a single year than ever before. Beginning with this film, we expect a Hollywood film to be released to the IMAX theatre network every six to eight weeks in 2006, and we are confident that the rising number of event titles will continue to drive the growth of the IMAX theatre network worldwide."

"Warner Bros. Pictures has a special expertise in developing, marketing and distributing groundbreaking, event films, and we're thrilled to once again partner with the studio to fill the March release window with this provocative and visionary film," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Joel Silver and the Wachowski Brothers are cutting-edge filmmakers, and when moviegoers experience V For Vendetta in IMAX's format, they're going to feel like they are part of the film's revolution."

V for Vendetta will be released to theatres on March 17th, 2006.

For movie stills, movie trailers, movie posters, early reviews, synopsis and additional movie info, go to the V for Vendetta Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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