What’s better than seeing the Dark Knight return to the big screen? How about watching all the POW!s ZAPP!s and BAM!s on a screen up to eight stories high with wrap-around, 12,000-watt digital sound? IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Batman Begins will be released simultaneously to IMAX and conventional 35mm theatres on June 17.
Directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia), Batman Begins stars Christian Bale (Reign of Fire, Equilibrium) as Bruce Wayne in a story that explores the origins of the Batman legend and the caped crusader’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. The film’s all-star cast includes Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe and Morgan Freeman.
Batman Begins will be digitally re-mastered with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology for the release. Warner Bros. Pictures will exclusively distribute the movie to IMAX theatres worldwide. The superhero flick marks the studio’s eighth IMAX release and follows the recent successful runs of such features as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and The Polar Express.