Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SKYFALL U.S. Release Date Nov. 9, IMAX Nov. 8

IMAX Corporation says that the long-awaited next chapter in the famed James Bond franchise, SKYFALL™, will be released in IMAX® theatres across North America on November 8, 2012, one day ahead of its wide release date on November 9, 2012.  This is the first IMAX installment of the iconic Bond film franchise.

In SKYFALL, 007 (Daniel Craig) becomes M's only ally as MI6 comes under attack, and a mysterious new villain emerges with a diabolical plan.  James Bond's latest mission has gone horribly awry, resulting in the exposure of several undercover agents, and an all-out attack on M16. 

Meanwhile, as M (Judi Dench) plans to relocate the agency, emerging Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) raises concerns about her competence while attempting to usurp her position, and Q (Ben Whishaw) becomes a crucial ally. 

Now the only person who can restore M's reputation is 007. Operating in the dark with only field agent Eve (Naomie Harris) to guide him, the world's top secret agent works to root out an enigmatic criminal mastermind named Silva (Javier Bardem) as a major storm brews on the horizon. Albert Finney also stars in the 23rd installment of the long-running spy series.

The IMAX presentation of SKYFALL will feature a larger aspect ratio than the conventional release during the film's entirety. This aspect ratio, which is optimized to take advantage of the IMAX screen, will allow audiences to see more of the image and result in a full panorama of the action - further immersing them into the vast scale and scope of the film.

Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures said, "We think IMAX audiences are in for a special treat - we think the larger aspect ratio takes great advantage of the IMAX format. But what's most exciting is that our filmmakers are making a movie that delivers everything James Bond fans could ask for."

"We're excited that fans of both James Bond and IMAX will be able to preview this film one day early," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Through the use of the expanded aspect ratio, director Sam Mendes' vision is bringing the iconic 007 character to life as never before, providing audiences everywhere an up-close, you-are-there experience that can't be missed."

The IMAX release of SKYFALL will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.


Fans can watch the SKYFALL official movie trailer below while waiting for the SKYFALL release date.