How’s this for Size? Warner Bros. Will Release Six Movies in ScreenX Format
Forget a 180 — how would you like to do a 270? Warner Bros. recently declared that it is releasing six movies in the ScreenX format worldwide, which allows for films to be viewed at a whopping 270 degrees.
The Hollywood Reporter stated that among the six proposed, three have already been announced: Shazam! and The Curse of La Llorona by New Line Cinema, out April 5 and April 19, and later Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters on May 31. The latter three will be announced later in the year.
ScreenX was created in South Korea by CJ 4DPLEX, a cinema technology firm. The multi-projection system allows moviegoers to a panoramic, 270-degree theater experience. The company is putting its faith on a growing international theater audience, increasing its lineup of films from five last year in 2018 to the six this year. “This will build on the success of the globally successful ScreenX engagements of Rampage, The Meg, The Nun, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Aquaman,” CJ said.
There is strong support for the expansion, no pun intended – ScreenX has increased in popularity globally, now available at 195 theaters across 62 countries. “Warner Bros. Pictures continues to be a strong supporter and partner of the ScreenX cinematic experience, and we are beyond excited to grow that partnership with a release of six titles from their upcoming film lineup,” said JongRyul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “We continue to expand this new technology to an ever-increasing and loyal consumer fan base that will help shape the moviegoing landscape for years to come.”
Featured Image: (L-r) JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman and ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Steve Wilkie/ & (c) DC Comics