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Release Date and More Details Confirmed for IMAX Movie "Under the Sea 3D"

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 10:48 AM

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Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation announced today that the release date for the upcoming IMAX feature Under the Sea - 3D will be February 13, 2009.

A Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) shows off its ability to display an entire spectrum of color on its skin in Whyalla, South Australia for the filming of the IMAX(R) 3D film Under the Sea 3D. Photo copyright © 2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Photo: Michele Hall.  (PRNewsFoto/IMAX Corporation)

The movie is a follow-up to the successful Deep Sea 3D and will show viewers undersea creatures such as the venemous Stonefish, a shark that has yet to be classified scientifically, and the plant-like Leafy Sea Dragon and playful Sea Lions.

Filming in Indonesia is wrapping up in the next few weeks, so viewers enjoying the movie in February will be seeing very fresh footage in an environment much better than those flickering documentaries we had to watch in high school off a rickety projector!

The project was originally announced this past February, and it's good to see that the original February 2009 release is on schedule. This picture must have a different set of writers than the next Harry Potter movie...

Press Release

Under the Sea 3D To Splash Into IMAX® Theatres On February 13, 2009

Film Follows On The Heels Of The Box Office Hit Deep Sea 3D, Which Just Crossed The $72 Million Mark

Filmmakers embarking on final filming expedition in Indonesia at the end of September to round out the amazing footage already captured

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation have confirmed that the release date for the next original IMAX(R) 3D release, Under the Sea 3D, will be February 13, 2009. The film follows the box office hit Deep Sea 3D, also shot by award-winning Cinematographer/Director Howard Hall, which has grossed more than $72 million to date.

Four of the planned filming expeditions for Under the Sea 3D have been completed, with the final expedition to Indonesia scheduled to take place at the end of September through October 2008. The filmmaking team, including Howard Hall, producer Toni Myers, executive producer Graeme Ferguson and producer for Howard Hall Productions Michele Hall, has captured some of the most extraordinary marine life ever shot on film including the Stonefish - the world's most venomous fish - and a new species of shark yet to be described by science. Hall and his crew also filmed South Australia's exquisite Leafy Sea Dragon and the endangered puppy-like Sea Lion - animals that can be found nowhere else on Earth. Filming with the IMAX 3D camera, the highest resolution motion picture camera ever created, will allow the filmmakers to immerse audiences in this amazing underwater world as never before - bringing them face-to-face with these magical creatures. The film will also provide an extraordinary look at the current conditions of our oceans and the impact global climate change has had on these unique eco-systems.

"For Under the Sea 3D we've traveled to some of the most exotic locations on this planet, allowing us to film many creatures for the first time," said Howard Hall. "Through IMAX 3D, audiences will be immersed fully into this amazing undersea world - a world which only a few of us lucky individuals really get to see up close."

"Deep Sea 3D continues to deliver a premium cinematic experience that keeps moviegoers returning to IMAX(R) theatres year after year and we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Howard and Michelle Hall," said Dan Fellman, president, domestic distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We look forward to having Howard's latest journey come to life on IMAX screens on February 13, 2009."

"From South Australia to the Indo-Pacific, audiences will witness amazing deep sea life in the grand scale and immersiveness of IMAX 3D," said Greg Foster, chairman and president, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Thanks to our partners at Warner Bros. and the amazing talents of our filmmakers, audiences will encounter a spectacular marine world alive with magical creatures and also emerge with a new understanding of how important it is to protect it."

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in digital and film-based motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX(R) 3D, and IMAX DMR technology. IMAX DMR is the Company's groundbreaking digital re-mastering technology that allows it to digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R). IMAX's renowned projectors display crystal-clear images on the world's biggest screens, and the IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of June 30, 2008, there were 302 IMAX theatres operating in 40 countries.

IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX DMR(R), IMAX(R) MPX(R), and The IMAX Experience(R) are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the Company can be found at http://www.imax.com.

Source: IMAX Corporation

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