PRESS RELEASE: Warner Bros. And IMAX Sign 20 Picture Deal For Their Upcoming Movie Slate

PRESS RELEASE: Warner Bros. And IMAX Sign 20 Picture Deal For Their Upcoming Movie Slate

With little to no news on any comic book adaptations beyond next year's Man of Steel it's hard to say whether Justice League will form part of this, but Warner Bros. and IMAX have today announced that they've signed a deal for 20 films including the 300 sequel and Pacific Rim.

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc., today announced that they have agreed to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in the immersive IMAX Experience® over the next three years, in an extension of the core partnership that began in 2003. The arrangement will continue to align the worldwide box office power of Warner Bros.' tent-pole film business with the fast-growing global popularity of The IMAX Experience, providing the studio with an additional, differentiated platform that consistently delivers the best experience in cinema and strong returns for studios and exhibitors.

The arrangement also underscores the excitement around Warner Bros.' upcoming slate, which includes many of the most anticipated movie-event titles emerging from Hollywood over the next few years. Warner Bros. titles to be released for 2013 include: Jack the Giant Slayer (March 1, 2013); Man of Steel (June 14, 2013); Pacific Rim (July 12, 2013); 300: Rise of an Empire (August 2, 2013); Gravity; Seventh Son (October 18, 2013); The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (December 13, 2013).

"Together with IMAX and our exhibitor partners, we have built a unique, incremental distribution platform over the last 10 years," said Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We are excited to continue this tradition and offer these films to audiences in the most premium of moviegoing experiences."

"The IMAX footprint continues to expand with tremendous success around the world," said Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We are very pleased to be presenting our 2013 and future slate in this premium theatrical environment."

"Our longstanding partnership with Warner Bros. has resulted in extraordinary experiences for IMAX audiences, and we're excited to add these core additional titles to our upcoming film slate," said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. "The growing network of IMAX theatres around the globe continues to enable all of our studio partners to deliver their films in a uniquely immersive way, and provide moviegoers with a premium way to experience the biggest movies."

"IMAX continues to have a deep appreciation for the Warner Bros. team and its talented filmmaker collective as well as its comprehensive approach to our industry," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We're confident that our continued partnership with Warner Bros. on all levels – pre-production, production, post production, marketing and distribution - will greatly benefit our two companies, our exhibition partners and moviegoers worldwide."

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Greengo - 11/15/2012, 7:40 AM
Well [frick] a duck
cbcurry - 11/15/2012, 7:41 AM
That's a statement. JLA in IMAX (only time will tell).
guywithanopinion - 11/15/2012, 7:46 AM
That's awesome, I love me some IMAX and if you go early in the day the tickets are priced the same as a late night regular movie ticket. Maybe WB will make enough extra money money from this so that they can take more chances making future movies.
DCjohnny - 11/15/2012, 7:56 AM
i just hope that justice league in 2015 is true ..... i really want this movie to come out...
marvel72 - 11/15/2012, 8:01 AM
imax is all well & good but i live 40 miles away from my nearest.i can't be arsed to travel that far to see a movie.
thewonderer - 11/15/2012, 8:01 AM
People automatically thinking the worst out of JLA are being ridiculous.

People were iffy if the Avengers would work even with its set up films.

JLA will be MUCH harder thats for sure, but its not impossible. Just need talent on it.
StrangerX - 11/15/2012, 8:01 AM
That's cool and all, but how many of those movies were actually filmed with IMAX cameras.
JordanKing - 11/15/2012, 8:06 AM
@thewonder Yes, talent. Along with actual effort, care and leadership. WB currently have none of this.
SirJediFrank - 11/15/2012, 8:18 AM
wow that´s a lot of paragraphs that are simply summed up in the article´s title.

By the way, the JLA in 2015 issue is also here:

10 Key Disney/LucasFilm issues regarding the near future of the Star Wars franchise:
LP4 - 11/15/2012, 8:19 AM
Funny, the press release forgot to mention WB is also releasing a Mortal Kombat film in 2013
TheDetectiveComicRises - 11/15/2012, 8:30 AM
Man of Steel & Justice League baby ;)

EPIC shot of The Dark Knight Rises!
JohnnyKrypton - 11/15/2012, 8:45 AM

"If WBs announces tomorrow that Snyder will direct JLA and a new script will be used that was by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm..."

The way to ensure success is not to use people with zero film experience...
thewonderer - 11/15/2012, 8:51 AM
thank you johnnykrypton

What works for the animated movies/series' will not work in a live action film.

What matters most is not the comic element, but the dividing of the team screentime and efficiency element. It could be so accurate to the comics and suck and it would do no good.

So first things first is getting a director able to organize a team efficiently. Brad Bird is ideal for this. Then find a great writer.

A great writer and director is whats needed, and I don't assume the worst out of WB just yet
thebearjew - 11/15/2012, 9:17 AM
stop dragging your asses warner bros make the dam justice league movie!
Cast henry cavill as supes n attach zack snyder to direct get goyer and nolan to write it make it happen!
SpideyQuad - 11/15/2012, 9:37 AM
Question: What's a Lane ass?
Optimus83 - 11/15/2012, 10:21 AM
thinking small. ...DC Comics/Warner Bros.
jj72 - 11/15/2012, 10:46 AM
IMAX is nice but c'mon Warner, get your house in order and get your plan together for the DC Universe. If Disney has Star Wars VII supposedly the same year as Justice League you better get your butt in gear as they seem to be further ahead so far and they just took over the franchise a few weeks ago.
Supes17 - 11/15/2012, 10:46 AM
I REALLY don't trust WB. They'll [frick] it up
The ONLY successful live action DC films in the past 20 or so years have come from Christopher Nolan.
And that's because he didn't let them butt in. (They wanted multiple villains including Leo Dicaprio as the Riddler wtf)

Snyder has been also successful to an extent with Watchmen. I said to an extent because most of the attention the film received came from loyal comic book fans who were familiar with the story.

Other than that^ WB has [frick]ed DC up the ass.
Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Superman Returns, Jonah Hex, GREEN [frick]ING LANTERN
DC4everLantern - 11/15/2012, 12:10 PM
I hate WB. The most important are the DC Heroes. And insteed of doing a deal for 20 films with this Superheroes they give it a crap. I repeat. I hate WB!!!
ArtisticErotic - 11/15/2012, 12:13 PM
This what I would do.

Producer- Bruce Timm

Director- Brad Bird (Zack Snyder has already said he's not interested in directing Justice League and he would only a consultant on the film, he said he might come back for Man Of Steel sequel if the first movie is a success next year).

Actors/Characters- That is going to be the deciding factor what characters they choose and who they choose to play them.

Music Score- Let Christopher Drake do it, he's done a great job on the animated films thus far give chance to really shine at IMAX.

Del Toro should direct Justice League dark or "Heaven Sent" for sure.
YoungThanos - 11/15/2012, 1:06 PM
300 pt2 comes out the week after The Wolverine but I wouldn't be upset if the moved it up a week being that the first 300 was a far more superior film.

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