Resident Evil: Afterlife joins IMAX slate of big screen releases

Ali Larter and Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Afterlife
Ali Larter and Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Afterlife

IMAX and Sony Pictures today announced that Resident Evil: Afterlife will be released to digital IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s wide release on September 10, 2010. Resident Evil: Afterlife was photographed in 3D using the same equipment used to lens Avatar, will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology and presented in IMAX 3D. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique immersive environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

“Our ability to include Resident Evil into the IMAX lineup for 2010 is a direct result of the growing IMAX theatre network, and we’re excited to work once again with Sony Pictures to reach the vast fan-base for this series,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “Our partnership with Sony Pictures is growing with our digital theatre network, and we’re looking forward to continued success with them as we open more theatres, release more event films and expand our audience globally.”

“The Resident Evil series and IMAX share a key common ground – fanboys,” added IMAX President Greg Foster. “We’re very excited to add this movie to our lineup to offer the millions of loyal Resident Evil fans a chance to experience this next chapter in IMAX 3D.”

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich) continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the film is produced by Jeremy Bolt, Anderson, Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody, Bernd Eichinger and Samuel Hadida.

Resident Evil: Afterlife also stars Heroes’ Ali Larter, Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller, Boris Kodjoe (from JJ Abrams’ upcoming TV action drama upcoming Undercovers), along with Shawn Roberts, Kim Coates, Spencer Locke, Kacey Barnfield, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Norman Yeung.