The Matrix Exploded

Village Roadshow still have their fingers crossed that the world of Zion will inflate a little more, making the fiscal path a lot easier come November’s “The Matrix Revolutions”. Meantime, they’ve struck a deal to stick “Reloaded” on a much bigger screen. Nope, the studio’s not screening the film on the back wall of Joel Silver’s mansion – but on IMAX.

Millions of fans have already seen The Matrix Reloaded, and soon audiences will have the chance to experience a new version of the blockbuster second chapter of the Wachowski Brothers’ mind-bending film trilogy. The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience will debut in IMAX® theatres this June, offering Matrix fans a whole new way to “reload” in IMAX and experience one of the biggest films of the year on screens up to eight stories tall and surrounded by 12,000 watts of pure digital surround sound.

The Matrix Reloaded from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and producer Joel Silver has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, using the revolutionary and proprietary IMAX® DMR™ (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

“We’re excited to give fans the opportunity to experience the world of The Matrix in this spectacular format,” said Joel Silver, producer of The Matrix trilogy. “Whether they are seeing The Matrix Reloaded again or for the first time, the IMAX Experience of The Matrix Reloaded will add a new dimension to the film’s groundbreaking visual action, and advances the Wachowski Brothers’ vision for telling the trilogy’s story in multiple formats.”

“The Matrix Reloaded has made box office history and our tremendous fan response continues to build momentum,” said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “We’re looking forward to the IMAX release, which will enable audiences to appreciate this larger-than-life film in a new and exciting format.”

Watch for The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience, the final chapter in the Wachowski Brothers’ trilogy, to launch November 5, 2003 in both IMAX and 35mm theatres. This will mark the first time ever that a Hollywood live-action event film is released concurrently in 35mm and IMAX’s 15/70 format.

Thanks to ‘Brenda’