Sector 7 to launch in digital IMAX
By Patrick Frater
Thu, 07 July 2011, 20:24 PM (HKT)
Sector 7 ７광구 (2011), the upcoming action thriller from South Korea's CJ E&M Corp 씨제이이앤엠 주식회사, is to be delivered as a 3-D IMAX film following digital remastering. It will be released day-and-date with conventional versions on 4 Aug.
Directed by KIM Ji-hoon 김지훈 | 金志勳, the film will be only the third ever non-English-language feature to be released in the IMAX giant screen format, and the first in 3-D.
CJ-CGV, CJ's sister exhibition company, operates all ten screens in Korea currently capable of playing digital IMAX DMR films. IMAX Corporation says the country is its fifth biggest territory in the world and includes some of its highest grossing theatres.
The film, which stars HA Ji-won 하지원 | 河智苑 and AN Seong-gi 안성기 | 安聖基, sees workers on an exploratory oil platform fight for their lives after they discover a sea monster that feeds on their colleagues.
"Audiences in Korea embrace the IMAX brand and presenting Sector 7 in IMAX 3D will offer our patrons the full impact and intensity of the film," said Katherine KIM 김정아, CEO of CJ E&M in a statement.
"The success of other local-language titles — including the Chinese blockbuster Aftershock 唐山大地震 (2010) — has shown that the demand from fans around the world for the IMAX Experience is growing," said Greg FOSTER, IMAX chairman and president of filmed entertainment.
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