IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro, today announced that G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D, the action-packed follow-up to the 2009 box office hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released to select IMAX theatres internationally starting March 28 and for a one week run in North America beginning March 29. Here's what IMAX president Greg Foster had to say in a statement, touting the box office draw of star Dwayne Johnson.
"Dwayne Johnson has resonated well with IMAX fans, and we believe his strong global appeal, coupled with the action spectacle of G.I. Joe Retaliation in IMAX 3D is sure to excite moviegoers."
The IMAX release of G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D 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.
About G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D
A follow-up to the 2009 release G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which grossed more than $300 million worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro and di Bonaventura Pictures, presents G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D.
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe characters, the film is scheduled to be released on March 29, 2013.