Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star once again as gods at war in Wrath of the Titans: An IMAX 3D Experience. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film is the sequel to the global box office hit Clash of the Titans.
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Wednesday that the fantasy action adventure Wrath of the Titans will be released in the immersive IMAX 3D format in 482 IMAX theatres worldwide beginning Friday, March 30, simultaneous with the film’s North American wide release.
The film will be released this Friday in 293 IMAX theatres domestically and 176 IMAX theatres internationally, with 13 additional international runs to debut over the coming weeks.
The IMAX release of Wrath of the Titans 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 digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington)—the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius.
But unbeknownst to Perseus, a struggle for supremacy has been raging between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing hold of their immortality, as well as control over the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston).
The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous Underworld.
Now, Perseus cannot ignore his true calling as Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switches loyalties and makes a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titan’s strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned…and hell is unleashed on earth.
Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
Jonathan Liebesman directed the film from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau & David Leslie Johnson, story by Greg Berlanti & David Leslie Johnson & Dan Mazeau, based on characters created by Beverley Cross.
The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk, who also produced the previous hit “Clash of the Titans,” and Polly Johnsen. The executive producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Callum McDougall, Kevin De La Noy and Louis Leterrier.
Wrath of the Titans has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action.
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