Tsui Hark's Detective Dee:The Four Heavenly Kings to be Released in IMAX Theatres Across China on July 27

IMAX China
2018-06-19 09:41 1178

BEIJING, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX China Holding, Inc. (HKSE:1970) today announced that Director Tsui Hark's Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings will be digitally remastered into the IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® theatres across China on July 27. The film is produced and distributed by Huayi Brothers Pictures and CKF Pictures. This is the second time that the highly popular Detective Dee franchise will be released on IMAX, following Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon in 2013. A talent shout-out video was released in the meantime to encourage audience to enjoy this film in IMAX 3D.

Directed by Tsui Hark and written by Chen Kuo-Fu, Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings features the return of leading roles from the last episode, including Mark Chao, Feng  Shaofeng, Lin Gengxin and Carina Lau, with the addition of new faces such as Ethan Juan and Ma Sichun. The story of the new film started after Dee successfully solved the 'Sea Dragon King' case, when he gained the authority to manage Dali Temple and was granted "Dragon Taming Mace" by the former emperor. Therefore, he became the biggest threat to Empress Wu Zetian's power. To eliminate this threat, Empress Wu assigns Yuchi Zhenjin to mass a group of sorcery masters, attempting to take the Mace from Detective Dee.

"It is very exciting for us to work with Huayi Brothers and Director Tsui Hark again to bring this widely anticipated action hero franchise to IMAX theatres," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. "This marks the fifth time that we've partnered with Director Tsui Hark and together we have achieved significant box office successes. We believe Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings will deliver moviegoers this an exciting and suspenseful storyline that's all filled with stunning visuals that are best experienced through The IMAX Experience®."

The IMAX 3D release of Detective Dee:The Four Heavenly Kings will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

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Source: IMAX China