EXCLUSIVE: In a deal introduced at this time in Cannes, IMAX Company and Dolphin Leisure signed a multi-year settlement to co-finance growth and manufacturing of a slate of feature-length documentaries for world launch.
The primary movie below the partnership might be The Blue Angels, the recently-announced documentary from Unhealthy Robotic Productions and Zipper Bros Movies that follows the endeavors of the U.S. army’s famed aerial demonstration squadron. The venture is at the moment being shot with “state-of-the-art IMAX cameras,” in keeping with a joint announcement from IMAX and Dolphin Leisure. It’s anticipated to hit IMAX screens subsequent yr.
The movie, directed by Paul Crowder, facilities on the newest class of pilots getting into the Blue Angels program, in addition to “sharing the emotional tales of the veterans on the crew who, this yr, will take their ultimate flights. It should mark the primary time the long-lasting blue and yellow F/A-18 Tremendous Hornets might be featured in IMAX.”
The Blue Angels guarantees to “present a very distinctive view of these unimaginable pilots as, for the primary time ever, audiences will have the ability to go contained in the formation, contained in the cockpit, and contained in the helmet for a visceral, adrenaline rush, journey of a lifetime.”
“The Blue Angels is an ideal first venture between our two corporations,” famous John Turner, head of documentaries at IMAX. “Invoice [O’Dowd] and the Dolphin crew might be indispensable companions in not solely getting initiatives made, however in guaranteeing they’re seen and heard around the globe.”
O’Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Leisure, mentioned, “IMAX is merely best-in-class in relation to the movie-going expertise. And sure tales, like The Blue Angels, can solely be loved to their fullest potential if seen within the IMAX Expertise. We’re tremendously excited by this partnership with John and his crew, as we work collectively to construct a slate of unforgettable documentaries that have to be seen on the massive display screen!”
Producers of The Blue Angels embrace J.J. Abrams of Unhealthy Robotic, Glen Zipper of Zipper Bros Movies, Hannah Minghella, Mark Monroe, Sean Stuart, and Glen Powell (Powell, who co-stars in Prime Gun: Maverick, was on the purple carpet in Cannes Wednesday for the world premiere of the Tom Cruise movie). Government producers of The Blue Angels are Rob Stone and Greg Wooldridge.
IMAX operates in 87 international locations and territories, with greater than 1,680 IMAX theater methods worldwide. Dolphin Leisure is a number one impartial leisure advertising and manufacturing firm with subsidiaries that embrace 42West, The Door, Shore Hearth Media, Viewpoint Artistic, and B/HI (a division of 42West).