LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that Kingsman: The Golden Circle — the follow-up to the worldwide box-office hit Kingsman: The Secret Service — will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format for a special engagement in domestic IMAX® theatres and throughout select international territories beginning September 22.
Following the successful limited international IMAX run of its predecessor in 2015, Kingsman: The Golden Circle reunites director Matthew Vaughn with stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Mark Strong, along with franchise newcomers Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.
In a joint statement, 20th Century Fox Film President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution Chris Aronson and President of International Theatrical Distribution Andrew Cripps said: "We are thrilled to once again work with our colleagues at IMAX and look forward to global audiences experiencing Kingsman: The Golden Circle in the IMAX immersive format."
"With Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we are excited to join forces again with our friends and partners at Fox, along with the incredibly talented director Matthew Vaughn, in offering fans around the world fun and stylish entertainment in IMAX," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.
The IMAX release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle 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 Kingsman: The Golden Circle, visit the film's official website at http://kingsmanmovie.com.
About Kingsman: The Golden Circle:
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman — an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
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