Cold War II, For a Few Bullets, Skiptrace and Time Raiders to be released in IMAX® theatres across China
SHANGHAI– June 13, 2016 –IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and IMAX China Holding Inc. (HKSE.1970) announced that four Chinese titles will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in more than 290 IMAX® theatres across China this summer. The high-profile film slate includes Edko Film's Cold War II; For a Few Bullets, released by Wanda Pictures; Jackie Chan's Skiptrace, released by Talent International Film Co. Ltd.; and Time Raiders, co-produced by Shanghai Film Group, Le Vision Pictures and Nanpai Entertainment Co., Ltd. The four local-language films, which will be released in China from July through August, are highly anticipated by moviegoers.
Directed by Lok Man Leung and Kim-ching Luk, Cold War II, in IMAX® 3D, will be released on July 8 with several acclaimed film stars including Aaron Kwok, Leung Ka Fai, Chow Yun-fat and Eddie Peng. This will be the second time IMAX has partnered with Edko Film Ltd, following the success of Monster Hunt.
For a Few Bullets is Wanda Pictures' tentpole action comedy film. Directed by Pan Anzi, the film features Kenny Lin, Zhang Jingchu, Teng Ge'er, Liu Xiaoqing and Vivian Dawson. It is expected to continue the successful track record of IMAX and Wanda Pictures' partnership, including Go Away Mr. Tumor and Mojin-The Lost Legend. For a Few Bullets will hit IMAX theaters on July 15.
Skiptrace is Renny Harlin's 3D action-adventure film, starring Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing and Johnny Knoxville. In Jackie Chan's fourth IMAX films, fast-paced action sequences and large-scale scenes will bring a truly immersive experience to moviegoers on IMAX screens when it is released July 22.
As one of the most anticipated 3D adventure films this summer, Time Raiders is directed by Daniel Lee (Dragon Blade) and co-produced by Shanghai Film Group, Le Vision and Nanpai Entertianment. The suspenseful and visual nature of this film, combined with the cultural interest in treasure-hunting, makes it ideal for the IMAX format.
"The strong IMAX local-language film slate this summer is a testament to our solid and broad relationships with top Chinese studios and filmmakers, which have always been a key priority for IMAX,"said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We are delighted to join our longtime partners Wanda Pictures, along with Shanghai Film Group, Edko Film, Le Vision Pictures and Talent International Film, in bringing the highest-quality film content and most inspiring cinematic experience to Chinese moviegoers in the coming months. In fact, there is such a great demand for local-language product that we are considering adding more to our summer slate."