IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that director Zack Snyder's next big action thriller “Sucker Punch” will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film's regular format rollout on March 25.
The film is part of the previously announced agreement between Warner Bros. and IMAX to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX's format over the course of the next three and a half years (from 2010 through 2013). “Sucker Punch” will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR technology.
"As we have seen in the past, Zack Snyder's films are ideally suited to IMAX's powerful format, and we're very excited to add 'Sucker Punch' to our growing lineup of IMAX releases," said Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
"The growing international IMAX theater network will enable us to offer the premium IMAX release of 'Sucker Punch' to a wider audience, introducing even more moviegoers to the winning combination of Zack Snyder's vision and IMAX's powerful format," added Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
"Zack Snyder's unique vision and successful track-record makes him an important member of the IMAX family and we're looking forward to his next film, which we believe is a great addition to our line up of exciting Warner Bros. films," said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. "Our digital theatre system has accelerated the growth of our theatre network and provides us with significant flexibility in the release and programming schedule in our theatres, which enables us to offer this film to even more fans of Zack Snyder and IMAX."
"Zack Snyder embraces the IMAX format in a truly unique way, and by way of his past IMAX releases, he has created his own unique brand of The IMAX Experience that audiences love," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "This is a very welcome addition to our Warner Bros. slate of "all-star" titles and we're looking forward to opening day."
“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.
She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jenna Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.
Opening worldwide beginning March 25, 2011, “Sucker Punch” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.