Imax to Release Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' in 3D Format on July 25

 Paramount Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

TORONTO – Imax has inked a deal with Paramount Pictures and MGM Pictures for a day-and-date release of Brett Ratner's action epic Hercules in its giant-screen theaters on July 25.

Imax will digitally remaster the Dwayne Johnson starrer into its 3D format and release the action movie in North America and select international markets.

The film, co-starring Irina Shayk, Ian McShane and Joseph Fiennes, is getting a wide release from July 25.

"Hercules deserves a platform like the Imax 3D format," said Greg Foster, senior executive vp of Imax Corp. and CEO of Imax Entertainment, in a statement.

Hercules is Ratner's first movie to be screened in the Imax 3D format.

The Paramount/MGM title is produced by Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner.

Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, the action movie has a screenplay by Ryan J. Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

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