IMAX and Sony Pictures today announced that the action comedy Men in Black 3 will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s worldwide release on May 25, 2012. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Men in Black 3 is the first in the franchise to be released in IMAX.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back in black in Men in Black 3. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham, Men in Black 3 is produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown. The film also stars Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement and Emma Thompson.
“Releasing a film in IMAX 3D signals an event release, and Men in Black 3 on Memorial Day weekend certainly qualifies in a big way. We couldn’t be more excited about how MIB 3 will look and sound in IMAX theatres,” said Sony Pictures’ Rory Bruer.
“Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Barry Sonnenfeld have made the Men in Black franchise a fan favorite and we’re excited to feature the return of this iconic title in IMAX,” said IMAX president Greg Foster. “Men in Black 3 is another strong addition to our 2012 film slate and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with the talented team at Sony Pictures.”
The IMAX release of Men in Black 3 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.