Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox have announced that Prometheus, director Ridley Scott’s original mythology that tips its hat to elements of the original Alien, will release in the immersive IMAX 3D format in 421 IMAX theatres worldwide.
Domestically, the film will be released in 298 theatres beginning Friday, June 8, simultaneous with the film’s North American release. Internationally, the film debuted in select territories last week and will be expanding to additional theatres through the coming weeks for a total of 123 theatres confirmed to date. Additional playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed.
Exclusively in IMAX, Prometheus will feature a larger aspect ratio of 2.0:1 versus the traditional 2.39:1 ratio. 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 audiences into the vast scale and scope of the film, says IMAX.
“With robust initial IMAX results, it is clear that more and more sci-fi fans are choosing IMAX as the best way to experience this must-see summer event,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We’re honored to partner with 20th Century Fox and the legendary Ridley Scott to offer moviegoers a differentiated experience in IMAX and further eventize this much anticipated film.”
The IMAX release of Prometheus will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of an IMAX 3D Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
Prometheus has been rated R by the MPAA for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.
Photo courtesy: Twentieth Century Fox