Imax buckles into fifth 'Fast Five'

Universal sequel opens in June 2011 in extra large format

Universal's action thriller "Fast Five" will be released in Imax digital venues as part of its wide opening on June 10, 2011.

"Fast," the fifth film in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, represents Uni's first Imax release in several years. "We are now in business with every Hollywood studio," Imax Filmed Entertainment president Greg Foster said.

"Fast Five is a perfect film for Imax," Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson said. "The film's incredible action sequences combined with Imax's unmatched quality that allows the action to jump off the screen will provide filmgoers with an optimal theatrical experience."