IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Beowulf, the latest animated picture from director Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express) will be released simultaneously with the picture’s conventional theater release November 16, 2007.
The film will be digitaly converted into IMAX 3D.
Here is some additional information from the press release:
Inspired by the 9th century English epic poem, Beowulf combines a digitally enhanced live-action filmmaking technology with an all-star cast that includes Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman and Angelina Jolie. Neil Gaiman (MirrorMask, the graphic novel “Sandman”) and Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) adapted the legend for the screen.
“IMAX 3D has enabled us to tell stories in a whole new way, and we are very excited to offer moviegoers a chance to experience ‘Beowulf’ in this incredible format,” said Robert Zemeckis. “IMAX lends itself to the incredible image detail in ‘Beowulf’ and in 3D, it will transport the audience directly into the story.”
Beowulf features the voice work of Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn and John Malkovich.
Source: IMAX Corporation