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LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2018) – Warner Bros. Pictures and ScreenX, the world’s first multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, are expanding their ongoing partnership to release the epic, action-packed undersea adventure The Megin the immersive premium format. The film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, dives into cinemas worldwide beginning August 10, 2018.
With the addition of this highly anticipated title, and following the global success of the ScreenX release of Rampage earlier this year, Warner Bros. Pictures and ScreenX are building on the promise of the previously announced slate of major motion pictures coming to theatres in ScreenX, including September’s terrifying new installment in the Conjuring franchise, New Line Cinema’s The Nun; director James Wan’s epic DC action-adventure Aquaman this December; and the first standalone feature for beloved DC hero Shazam! in April 2019, also from New Line Cinema.
“We’re looking forward to delivering this exciting slate of films in the immersive, innovative ScreenX format, and thrilled to team up with ScreenX again this August to bring audiences face-to-face with the biggest, most dangerous predator of all time in The Meg,” said Thomas Molter, EVP of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Warner Bros. Pictures continues to be a strong partner, and we are thankful for their commitment to ScreenX as we look to expand the reach of this new technology, which we feel will change the theatrical experience for the better in the years to come,” said Byung-Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “As the number of titles available in this format continues to grow, along with our number of locations around the world, all parties – from exhibitors to moviegoers – will continue to benefit from the innovative ways we are working together to create unparalleled movie-going experiences worldwide.”
ScreenX has quickly enhanced its international reach, successfully screening Hollywood blockbusters and local feature films alike, including a record three Hollywood blockbusters released in ScreenX in 2017. In the past 12 months alone, ScreenX has seen a surge in the number of ScreenX installed auditoriums, which have grown to 148, a more than 30% increase year-over-year. Additional screens are expected to be equipped with the unique technology across China, the U.S. and Europe in the coming months, expanding current total screens by more than 40% by the end of 2018. This includes the recently announced expansion with Cineworld Group in opening 100 locations across the U.S. and Europe.