Like many big-budget superhero films nowadays,
3 has joined the list of those to be simultaneously released
Spider-Man 3 for IMAX
IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment
today announced that Columbia Pictures' highly-anticipated new action adventure
Spider-Man 3 will be simultaneously released at theatres
throughout the world and at IMAX(R) theatres on May 4, 2007. The third installment
of the phenomenally successful Spider-Man franchise will
be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of
The IMAX Experience(R).
Spider-Man 3 will be directed by Sam Raimi, who also directed
the first two blockbuster installments of the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man
and Spider-Man 2, which reunites the cast led by Tobey
Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco. To date, the Spider-Man
series has surpassed $1.6 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
"The simultaneous IMAX release of Spider-Man 3 allows
us to celebrate one of the most anticipated motion picture events of the
year in an exciting event format," said Rory Bruer, President, Domestic
Distribution, Sony Pictures Releasing. "Spider-Man 3:
The IMAX Experience will give fans of Spider-Man an opportunity
to experience the next exhilarating installment of the series in an unforgettably
unique and immersive way."
"Spider-Man is one of the world's most popular motion
picture franchises, and we are thrilled to include the latest chapter as
part of our 2007 lineup," said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard
L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "Moviegoers loved Spider-Man
2 in IMAX theatres, and with a larger theatre network for Spider-Man
3 - we estimate that well over 100 IMAX theatres in North America
will exhibit the film vs. 63 for Spider-Man 2 - we will
be able to garner an even wider audience, significantly increasing the earning
potential for the IMAX release. We are confident that the success of our
remaining 2006 slate combined with the early announcements for 2007 will
continue to drive exhibitor interest in the IMAX theatre business."
"We are delighted to team up with our friends at Columbia Pictures
to bring this beloved superhero back to IMAX theatres," said Greg Foster,
Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Our 2007 film
slate is taking shape earlier than any previous year, and we believe this
clearly highlights the increasing value studios see in the IMAX theatre
network as it continues to grow worldwide. Spider-Man is ideally suited
to the immersive power of The IMAX Experience, and we look forward to next
May when moviegoers will be able to continue the journey with the next chapter
of the Spider-Man story."
Spider-Man 3 marks the third motion picture agreement between Sony
Pictures Entertainment and IMAX. The studio previously released Spider-Man
2 to IMAX theatres in 2004 and is scheduled to release Open Season,
the first feature from Sony Pictures Animation, in IMAX(R)3D on Spetember
A complex web of secrets, vengeance, love and forgiveness, Columbia Pictures'
Spider-Man 3 is a riveting adventure that will transport
worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights on May 4, 2007.
Spider-Man 3 comes to theatres on May 4th, 2007.
For the teaser trailer, posters and more movie info, go to the Spider-Man
3 Movie Page.
Stay tuned for updates.