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Superman Returns & Poseidon To Get IMAX Treatment

November 3rd, 2005 10:54am EST
Superman ReturnsSuperman Returns will be simultaneously released in both IMAX and conventional theatres on June 30, 2006. In addition, Poseidon, a re-envisioning of the 1972 classic The Poseidon Adventure, will be simultaneously released on May 12, 2006.

Superman Returns is directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) and marks a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, commented, “When moviegoers experience his [Singer’s] unique vision of Superman in IMAX theatres, they're going to feel like they are flying right alongside the Man of Steel - an event not to be missed next summer."

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

The film stars Brandon Routh (Clark Kent/Superman), Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Hugh Laurie, Sam Huntington and Eva Marie Saint.

Poseidon is directed by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, Troy) and tells an epic tale about a luxury ocean liner that capsizes from a colossal tidal wave, leaving its survivors to fend for themselves as they find a way out. Foster explained, "Audiences that experience this film in IMAX's format will actually feel the rumble of the colossal tidal wave and experience the ensuing suspense and excitement as if they were on the S.S. Poseidon."

When a rogue wave capsizes a luxury cruise ship in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. As the unstable vessel rapidly floods with water, they face unimaginable odds and life-altering decisions in their desperate fight to the surface.

Poseidon stars Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Jacinda Barrett, Mike Vogel, Jimmy Bennett, Mia Maestro, Andre Braugher and Richard Dreyfuss.


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