Tom Hanks' CAPTAIN PHILLIPS to Open at Select IMAX Theaters
Imax Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, a division of Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), today announced that Captain Phillips will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive Imax format and released in select Imax theatres worldwide beginning October 11.
Columbia Pictures' action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
The film is directed by Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.