‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Tomb Raider’ Headed to IMAX

Warner Bros. extends agreement with exhibitor to release 12 more titles on the large format screens


IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures have extended their multi-picture worldwide agreement, the two companies announced Wednesday.

The partnership will call for IMAX to release up to 12 new films from the studio’s upcoming slate. Notable titles include “Kong: Skull Island” and the “Godzilla” sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” “Tomb Raider,” “Ready Player One,” the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel and “Justice League,” as well as “Wonder Woman.”

The agreement also includes Christopher Nolan‘s previously announced film “Dunkirk.” After Nolan used the 15 perf 65mm IMAX cameras in “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Interstellar,” he will use the cameras for “Dunkirk” for clarity and more immersive experiences for the audience.

“We are very pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with IMAX with these exceptional pictures and look forward to ensuring our audiences have the opportunity to see a range of diverse films on the largest and most immersive canvas possible,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures.

IMAX CEO Greg Foster added, “We’re proud to re-up our 13 year partnership with the Warner Bros. family.  This extension includes titles from some of the industry’s most acclaimed filmmakers, such as our friends Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, David Ellison, David Heyman and David Yates. The WB/IMAX pairing has yielded billions of dollars in box office and has become synonymous with blockbuster entertainment around the globe.”

In 2015, both companies signed an extension of their longstanding partnership up to 2020, with IMAX agreeing to release up to 30 Warner Bros. films. Tentpole films included “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.”

The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience.