Warner Bros., Imax Renew Pact With 30-Picture Deal
The latest multipicture agreement through 2020 includes 'Batman v. Superman,' 'Heart of the Sea' and 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
Imax and Warner Bros. Pictures have extended their longstanding partnership with a deal to release up to 30 of the Hollywood studio's films through 2020.
Since 2003, Warner Bros. has used Imax's supersized screens to release its tentpole pictures. Under the latest arrangement, Imax will release a host of upcoming Warner Bros. tentpoles, including The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; Heart of the Sea; Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; Suicide Squad; its 3D live-action Tarzan movie starring Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz; and Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur, starring Charlie Hunnam.
Furthermore, the following movies will be digitally remastered and released on Imax screens: Geostorm, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jungle Book: Origins and Godzilla 2. Imax also will release upcoming DC and Lego tentpoles, including the Lego Movie sequel.
"With this multipicture deal, Imax and Warner Bros. continue a lengthy and substantial partnership, which is invested in bringing the highest-quality entertainment to the most awe-inspiring cinematic experience," said Greg Foster, senior executive vp Imax Corp. and CEO of Imax Entertainment, in a statement on Monday.
Imax has similar multifilm deals with other Hollywood studios, including DreamWorks Animation and Disney, with the latter renewed through 2017.