'The Meg' to be released in panoramic ScreenX format
Warner Bros. Pictures and ScreenX, the multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film-viewing experience within a theatre setting, are expanding their ongoing partnership with the release of the undersea adventure The Meg in the premium format on August 10.
The Meg follows the ScreenX release of Warner Bros.’ Rampage earlier this year. The previously announced slate includes September’s new installment in the Conjuring franchise, New Line Cinema’s The Nun; director James Wan’s DC action-adventure Aquaman this December; and the first standalone feature for beloved DC hero Shazam! in April 2019, also from New Line Cinema.
“We’re looking forward to delivering this exciting slate of films in the immersive, innovative ScreenX format, and thrilled to team up with ScreenX again this August to bring audiences face-to-face with the biggest, most dangerous predator of all time in The Meg,” said Thomas Molter, executive VP of international distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Warner Bros. Pictures continues to be a strong partner, and we are thankful for their commitment to ScreenX as we look to expand the reach of this new technology, which we feel will change the theatrical experience for the better in the years to come,” said Byung-Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “As the number of titles available in this format continues to grow, along with our number of locations around the world, all parties—from exhibitors to moviegoers—will continue to benefit from the innovative ways we are working together to create unparalleled moviegoing experiences worldwide.”
Three major Hollywood films have been released in ScreenX so far in 2017. In the past 12 months, the number of ScreenX installed auditoriums has grown from 107 to 142, a 33% increase year-over-year. Additional screens are expected to be equipped across China, the U.S. and Europe in the coming months, expanding current total screens by more than 40% by the end of 2018. This includes the recently announced expansion with Cineworld Group in opening 100 locations across the U.S. and Europe.