TAMPA – On March 28, the eagerly-awaited movie adaptation of the most celebrated graphic novel of our time opens in the IMAX Dome Theatre at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.
From the director of the wildly successful 300, "Watchmen" has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through proprietary IMAX DMR technology. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world’s most immersive movie experience.
Watchmen: The IMAX Experience will debut concurrently with the worldwide release in conventional theatres, domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures and internationally by Paramount Pictures. For tickets and show times, visit www.mosi.org or call (813) 987-6000.
Watchmen director Zack Snyder said, "The film and story are so detailed; the minutiae of its setting and characters are integral to the film. Seeing the film presented in IMAX will allow audiences to be fully immersed in the world of Watchmen."
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the Doomsday Clock—which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union—moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion—a disbanded group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers—Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity … but who is watching the Watchmen?
Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in Association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin Production, a Zack Snyder Film, "Watchmen." The film stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson.
"Watchmen" is directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay is by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based upon the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics. Herbert W. Gains and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Wesley Coller serving as co-producer.
"Watchmen" will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, and internationally by Paramount Pictures. This film has been rated “R” for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.