IMAX Planning “Spectre” Global Release

IMAX Corporation, EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced that the upcoming “Spectre,” the twenty-fourth installment in the James Bond franchise, will be released in IMAX theatres globally in late October/early November.

The companies previously teamed on 2012’s “Skyfall” which was a big success for everyone involved, so the announcement comes as little surprise. Here’s some quotes from those involved:

Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM: “We are thrilled to once again partner with IMAX for the next installment in the James Bond franchise. This is a spectacular way to deliver a film as anticipated as Spectre to global audiences.”

Greg Foster, Senior Executive VP, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment: “After the record breaking global success of Skyfall, we’re thrilled to bring the next chapter in this legendary franchise to fans in 2015. We look forward to working again with our friends and partners at MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes, to present their latest Bond picture&#160in the epic way that only the IMAX Experience can deliver.”

Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures: “Everyone around the world loves James Bond and Spectre is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2015. The perfect complement to Bond is IMAX – it’s exciting to know that Bond will once again be taking his place on the IMAX screen, reinforcing Spectre as the movie event of the fall.”

“Spectre” opens in the United States on November 6th 2015 and stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautista, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.