'Sector 7' Digitized For Imax's Korean Screens in 3D


CJ Entertainment is to screen a 3D version of its "Sector 7" thriller day-and-date on Imax screens in Korea.

TORONTO -- CJ Entertainment already runs Imax theaters.

Now the Korean movie producer and distributor is to see its local language action thriller, Sector 7, digitally re-mastered in 3D and released on Imax's super-sized screens in Korea day-and-date on Aug. 4.

Director Kim Ji-Hun's adventure pic stars Ha Ji-Won, Ahn Sung-Kee, Oh Ji-Ho, Lee Han-Wi and Cha Ye-Ryeon and portrays a viral monster attacking an underwater oil field and feeding on the crew to survive.

Putting a Korean language picture for the first time into Imax theaters in Korea is a natural for an Asian market where local language films make up half of all films shown.

"Audiences in Korea embrace the Imax brand and presenting Sector 7 in Imax 3D will offer our patrons the full impact and intensity of the film," Katharine Kim, CEO of CJ Entertainment said in a statement.

Imax currently has 10 theatres operating in Korea, capable of screening digitally-remastered pictures, including Hollywood titles.