IMAX Corp. announced today that The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will be coming to IMAX theatres this spring and fall. The sequels from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and producer Joel Silver, will be digitally re-mastered for IMAX-quality image and sound using the proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience will open on giant IMAX screens in the IMAX 15/70 format shortly after the film’s 35mm release on May 15th. On November 5th, The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience will debut at the same time as its wide theatrical release in conventional theatres. This will mark the first time that a major live-action event film is released simultaneously in the 35mm and IMAX formats.
IMAX’s agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures, which will be the exclusive distributor of the films to IMAX theatres worldwide, is also the first multiple IMAX DMR film commitment by a major Hollywood studio. Both entities will also collaborate to bring audiences the first ever 3D motorsports film, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience 3D in Spring 2004.