Imax to Show Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet' in France

The "Amelie" director's latest movie will be digitally re-mastered into the 3D format for an Oct. 16, 2013 debut.

TORONTO – Imax is to digitally super-size French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet for screening in its theaters in France beginning October 16.

While continuing its focus on local films, this time in France, Imax may expand the 3D adaptation of Reif Larsen's novel from Gaumont and the Amelie director elsewhere in the Imax circuit.

"With films like Amelie and A Very Long Engagement, Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a strong track record of creating adventurous, imaginative and emotional films that connect with audiences everywhere," said Greg Foster, chairman and president of Imax Entertainment in a statement Friday.

Imax will digitally re-master The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet, which portrays a 12-year-old cartographer  on a solo journey from his Montana home to pick up an award at the Smithsonian Institution.

The road trip film, which stars Helena Bonham Carter and Kyle Catlett as T.S. Spivet, was shot in Quebec and Alberta.