IMAX details Divergent Allegiant and Deepwater Horizon release schedules
IMAX and Lionsgate have set release dates for two of Lionsgate’s upcoming event films – “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” and “Deepwater Horizon,” both films will be released in the popular IMAX format this. The two projects fall under Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label and will be released domestically in IMAX theatres, as well as across select international territories.
Divergent is the most successful franchise launched since The Hunger Games with the first two Divergent films grossing nearly $600 million at the global box office. The Divergent Series: Allegiant is slated for a domestic release on March 18, 2016.
Deepwater Horizon, director Peter Berg’s action-drama starring Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg and based on the 2010 oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, will begin its roll-out on Sept. 30, 2016.
“Lionsgate has had a great relationship with IMAX and we are very pleased to be working with them again on two of our tentpole movies, Allegiant and Deepwater Horizon,” said Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairmen, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “The IMAX format truly maximizes the impact of watching these visually moving films and gives the audience an exceptional viewing experience.”
“With the iconic franchises of The Hunger Games, Twilight and The Divergent Series, IMAX and Lionsgate boast a strong tradition of providing popular cinema in the most immersive way possible,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We are excited to continue that legacy with these two upcoming films – The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Deepwater Horizon, the latter of which aligns with our history of bringing awareness to key environmental issues. Our mandate is to provide compelling cinema 52 weeks a year, and we believe these films are strong additions in achieving that goal.”
The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.