Finally the wait is over… Check out the book on Amazon, so far the reviews are very positive. Enjoy!
Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks, and the IMAX Corporation have just announced their plans for another conjunctive release. The upcoming sci-fi film I Am Number Four (a new trailer was released today), and the Hugh Jackman robot flick Real Steel will both open day-and-date in conventional and IMAX theaters all over the world. Are you excited?
According to the press release:
“DreamWorks is pleased to have the incredible team at IMAX on board for these two exciting films,” said Jeff Small, President and COO of DreamWorks Studios. “Having I Am Number Four and Real Steel exhibited in IMAX theatres gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase the fantastic work of the filmmakers and the people involved in creating these visual tales. Audiences get the benefit of a fully immersive movie-going experience on two films that are ideally suited for the visual and sensory IMAX experience.”
I Am Number Four is slated to hit theaters on February 18, 2011, while Real Steel opens on October 7, 2011.
Both of these films have action elements but we’re not sure that they have enough to warrant an IMAX release. If anything the huge robots in Real Steel might be cool to see on the giant screen but that’s about it. I Am Number Four looks pretty standard in the action movie department.
Prior to the movie release of I Am Number Four in February, Harper Collins is releasing a movie tie-in edition of the book. You can see the cover above, which features Alex Pettyfer aka Number Four aka John Smith. The movie also stars Glee‘s head Cheerio Dianna Agron as Sarah Hart.
I Am Number Four was written by James Frey and Jobie Hughes under the pseudonym Pittacus Lore, and has been receiving a lot of attention lately as the most high profile product of Frey’s so called “fiction factory.” The story behind the story is fascinating, so read NY Magazine’s article about Frey if you have the time.
Since I Am Number Four only debuted a few months ago, the movie tie-in edition is in hardcover. The title will be released on January 4, 2011.