'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Headed to Imax Screens for Foreign and Domestic Release
TORONTO – Paramount Pictures is putting G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the action-packed follow-up to the 2009 box office hit G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, in Imax theaters.
The movie will be digitally super-sized into the 3D format and released to select Imax theaters internationally from March 28, and domestically for a one week run starting March 29.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation comes from Paramount, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro.
"Dwayne Johnson has resonated well with Imax fans, and we believe his strong global appeal, coupled with the action spectacle of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in Imax 3D is sure to excite moviegoers," said Greg Foster, chairman and president of Imax Filmed Entertainment, in a statement Thursday.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Johnson, D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, the action pic was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
The film is scheduled to get a wide domestic release on March 29, 2013.