'Chappie' Also Available in IMAX Format Starting March 5

IMAX Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC announced recently that the futuristic action-thriller “Chappie,” the third feature film from visionary director Neill Blomkamp of “District 9” and “Elysium” fame, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres in the Philippines starting March 5, 2015. The IMAX® release of "Chappie" promises crystal-clear images, and coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. It will also open in 2D cinemas nationwide on the same date.

Written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “Chappie” tells the original story of a precocious robot named Chappie, the first robot with the ability to think and feel for itself. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, with Academy Award® nominee Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.

In Columbia Pictures' “Chappie,” crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force in the near future. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

Opening across the Philippines on March 05 in IMAX and 2D cinemas, “Chappie is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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