SHANGHAI – July 25, 2017 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and IMAX China Holding, Inc. (HKSE: 1970) today announced that Gravity Pictures’ much-anticipated action-packed adventure film, The Adventurers, will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in approximately 420 IMAX® theatres in China, beginning Aug. 11.
The Adventurers follows an infamous thief, played by Andy Lau, on jewel heist that takes him throughout Europe, under the watchful eyes of a French detective, played by Jean Reno. The film marks the first Chinese local-language IMAX DMR title released with Gravity Pictures and the third with director Stephen Fung, which included Tai Chi 0 and Tai Chi Hero in 2012.
“We look forward to teaming up once again with acclaimed director Stephen Fung, as well as establishing a new partnership with Gravity Pictures, to deliver The Adventurers in IMAX,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “The film’s thrilling action sequences, exciting European backdrop, and stunning visual effects come to life through The IMAX Experience to deliver Chinese moviegoers an ‘edge-of-your seat’ experience they won’t want to miss.”
The IMAX release of The Adventurers will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
About The Adventurers
Upon being released from prison, the notorious thief Cheung Tan (Andy Lau) plots a heist with his partners Xiao Bao (Yo Yang) and Ye Hong (Shu Qi) to steal precious gems in Europe.
While Cheung and his posse plan the theft, French detective Pierre (Jean Reno) remains hot on their trail. Pierre, who has been following Cheung’s move for many years, has no margin for error in capturing the crew. What follows is a high-octane race