'The Martian' gets an IMAX 3D release at last

IMAX and Twentieth Century Fox have announced that in response to widespread demand - and of course its box-office success - Fox's global smash hit 'The Martian', directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, will get a special limited-time engagement IMAX release in the US, as well as in China and across other select international markets.

The US run is set to begin on October 30, with some international IMAX dates opening mid-October through November.

”With unprecedented demand from exhibition to put this film on IMAX screens, we are excited to offer audiences the opportunity to see The Martian in these venues,” said Chris Aronson, President of Domestic Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox.

“With great word-of-mouth and box-office success, audiences worldwide have clearly responded to The Martian in a visceral way,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “Together with our partners at Fox, along with master filmmaker Ridley Scott, we are excited to bring The Martian to IMAX fans around the world for this special IMAX® 3D engagement.”