We don’t get many Historical dramas set in hot-air balloons and this Autumn we get one, The Aeronauts. starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, Tom Harper‘s film will be released exclusively in IMAX® Cinemas nationwide for a special one-week engagement kicking off October 25th before hitting cinemas nationwide on November 1st.
Set in 1862, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne), as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other – and themselves – that helps each of them find their place in the world they have left behind.
“The Aeronauts is a spectacular movie featuring emotionally engaging performances and edge-of-your-seat action,” said Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke. “We’re thrilled to join IMAX in showcasing this one-of-a-kind film in such a grand format. We look forward to giving our customers an unforgettable theatrical experience high above the clouds.”
Key action sequences in The Aeronauts were designed for IMAX and will feature IMAX expanded aspect ratio, which means audiences will get to see up to 26% more picture than standard theaters, only in IMAX.
“Today’s announcement with Amazon, which marks our first significant venture of this kind connected with a full theatrical release, is an important step in our continued effort to provide a global platform to launch diverse, premium event content every single week of the year,” said President, IMAX Entertainment, Megan Colligan. “Tom designed this movie for the IMAX screen and the result is going to blow audiences away. This film, inspired by incredible true events, offers heart-pounding intense sequences that are woven so wonderfully with the beauty, scale and emotion of these two characters as they go on their epic journey.”
Additional cast include Oscar nominee Tom Courtenay , BAFTA nominee Anne Reid, BAFTA winner Rebecca Front, Vincent Perez, Tim McInnerny, Phoebe Fox and Himesh Patel.
The Aeronauts will be released exclusively in IMAX® Cinemas nationwide for a special one-week engagement kicking off October 25th before hitting cinemas nationwide on November 1st.