LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and EuropaCorp announced today that The Transporter Refueled, the re-imagining of the successful trilogy in the studio's highly profitable action franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres domestically on Sept. 4, followed by a select international footprint in IMAX theatres.
Starring newcomer Ed Skrein, The Transporter Refueled, which will be distributed domestically by Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution (RED) — the joint marketing and distribution venture between Relativity Studios and EuropaCorp — is directed by Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions), from a script by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. The film is based on characters developed by Robert Mark Kamen and EuropaCorp founder Luc Besson, who produced the film with Mark Gao.
"With The Transporter Refueled, we are thrilled to partner again with Luc Besson and EuropaCorp to bring this action-packed re-invigoration of this global franchise to IMAX fans worldwide," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "IMAX works to provide audiences with thrilling entertainment year-round and this early September release is the perfect example of that."
IMAX previously partnered with EuropaCorp to release last summer's hit action film Lucy, through Universal Pictures, and will release the studio's big screen adaption of the epic sci-fi graphic novel Valerian, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, which is slated for a global release summer 2017.
The IMAX® release of The Transporter Refueled 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.
For more information about The Transporter Refueled, visit the film's official website at www.thetransporterrefueled.com.
About The Transporter Refueled: Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend soon takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabonal), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women looking for revenge.
From the producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy, The Transporter Refueled is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin that launches the high-octane franchise into the present day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers.
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