Lionsgate announces that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be released in IMAX 3D in time for the November 20, 2015 U.S. rollout.
Many of us are still reeling from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and looking forward to being able to watch the film on repeat (plus AWESOME bonus features) when it comes out in digital HD and DVD/Blu-ray (February 17/March 6). But Tributes, it’s not too early to start getting excited about Mockingjay Part 2‘s theatrical release!
In fact, this past Friday (February 6), Lionsgate announced that Mockingjay Part 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® 3D theaters domestically for the film’s November 20, 2015 rollout!
The second half of Mockingjay picks up right where Part 1 ends:
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. (via Lionsgate)
In the press release, Mockingjay Part 1/Part 2 director Francis Lawrence expressed his excitement:
“I’m thrilled Mockingjay – Part 2 will be in IMAX theaters. Fans will now have the chance to see the film in any format they want, which is exciting; we recently saw the 3-D version of Mockingjay – Part 1 before its release in China, and the new level of immersion was really fantastic.”
Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment also shared his thoughts on how fans will enjoy experiencing Mockingjay Part 2 in IMAX 3D:
“It’s exciting to be back in The Hunger Games world and once again team up with our partners at Lionsgate, director Francis Lawrence and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik on what we believe will be a thrilling, action-packed finale to this blockbuster franchise. The fan enthusiasm and cultural impact that this series has generated has been truly remarkable and we are thrilled to offer audiences the opportunity to experience the last chapter in IMAX 3D.”
Being able to watching the film in IMAX 3D will totally enhance the experience—the crystal-clear images, powerful audio, and sheer size of the screen will make us feel as if we’re right there in the movie!
Remember, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 hits theaters on November 20, 2015, and I’m looking forward to it!