'Les Misérables' Hitting Select IMAX Screens on Christmas Day Also
by Ethan Anderton
December 4, 2012
The powerful musical drama Les Miserables is already arriving everywhere on Christmas Day, but audiences will also get a chance to experience the French Revolution on the big, big screen as the film will begin a limited run on IMAX theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal on the same day. It's not clear if the film will expand to other cities in the weeks following, but internationally an IMAX run will begin January 10th in the Netherlands, followed by Russia, U.K., Mexico, Croatia, Israel, Poland, Italy, France and Brazil. None of the film was shot in IMAX, but it's the sound that will really shine in this setting.
IMAX hyped up their release by saying, "Universal's Les Miserables is a captivating cinematic event that is an ideal fit for The IMAX Experience. The enhanced visual spectrum and precise, powerful IMAX sound will transport audiences to 19th-century France, where they will feel as if they are there on set as Tom Hooper's ensemble cast performs Les Mis' classic soundtrack." If you need more convincing, here's new TV spots:
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) is directing Les Miserables, an adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) seeks his redemption. Alain Boublil adapted his own work with Claude-Michel Schonberg, who also wrote the stage musical, Herbert Kretzmer and William Nicholson. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne and will hit theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day. Very excited to see this!