Warner Brothers announced today that Tim Burton‘s next film will be his masterpiece entitled, "Johnny Depp 3D." This film will also be released in IMAX 3D on March 27, 2012.
Warner Brothers Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Johnny Depp 3D, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as himself will be released to IMAX® theaters simultaneously with the film’s wide release on March 27, 2012. The special IMAX® 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.
Commenting on the announcement, Tim Burton said, “If ever there was a film that cried out to be presented in Digital 3D(TM) and the premium IMAX 3D format, my fantastic obsession and interpretation of ‘Johnny Depp 3D’ is that film. This is going to be an eye-popping cinematic experience as I take moviegoers into the dimensional world filled with one incredible character, sly humor, and the wild adventures of Johnny Depp. We look forward to working with them in bringing exciting new experiences and quality entertainment to IMAX screens around the world.”
“We think that Tim's new ‘Johnny Depp 3D’ is exactly the type of 3D story telling that will resonate with IMAX audiences,” said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. “We believe our worldwide commercial theatre network will be approximately 50 percent larger by the time this film is released, giving more and more people a chance to experience the magic of Johnny Depp in IMAX.”
“‘Johnny Depp 3D’ is a fantastic addition to our 2012 film slate,” added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “Combining a beloved actor of Tim Burton and through the imagination of his creative vision with this incredibly outrageous character and world class actor certainly makes for an event-status film, and we’re pleased to add another level of excitement to this highly-anticipated movie.”
Warner Brothers also confirms there will be a sequel and actress Helena Helena Bonham Carter is already signed on.