Paramount and IMAX have released a joint statement announcing the August 8 IMAX release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in select international theaters. No domestic IMAX release has been announced at this time, but a second announcement is expected soon. Here is the official press release:
In this modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, the Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil (Will Arnett) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save New York City and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.
Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, with a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is produced by Michael Bay (director and executive producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise), Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Ian Bryce, and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans).
Said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment:
"Longtime partners Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman have done a wonderful job of updating this classic franchise for a next-generation audience. We look forward to teaming up with Paramount and bringing these fun, relatable and action-fueled characters to life in the most immersive way possible - through The IMAX Experience."
The IMAX release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 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.
For more information about Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles, please visit Paramount's official website: CLICK HERE