IMAX Corporation and Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, today announced that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in the UK through Entertainment One in IMAX theaters starting November 16, 2012. The film will also screen in the IMAX format in select IMAX theaters in other international markets. The fifth installment of Summit's Twilight Saga film franchise is directed by Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Here's what Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Robert Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger had to say about the announcement
"IMAX's participation in 2010 on the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was a success, so we're thrilled to continue this productive collaboration. IMAX delivers a unique and memorable experience that is the perfect way to celebrate this special movie-going event."
IMAX Filmed Entertainment Chairman and President Greg Foster also released a statement regarding the news.
"The Twilight Saga franchise and its passionate fans deserve an epic send-off. We're excited to present the saga, larger than life, in IMAX."
The IMAX release of v 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.
About The Twilight Saga Film Series
The Twilight Saga film series stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Wash. to live with her father. She soon becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together ... even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern-day vampire love story Twilight, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on Nov. 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, was released Nov. 20, 2009, the third installment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was released June 30, 2010, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was released on Nov. 18, 2011.