If you've read Daily Dead's impressions of Jigsaw and IT (2017) in 4DX, then you know that when you watch a movie in that format, you don't only see the film, you feel it, too, which is why CJ 4DPLEX and Paramount Pictures are teaming up to give viewers an immersive viewing experience of the new Pet Sematary with a 4DX release of the new Stephen King adaptation.
Read on for the full 4DX announcement from CJ 4DPLEX and Paramount Pictures, and keep an eye on Daily Dead for our thoughts on the new Pet Sematary following its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (March 11, 2019) CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world's leading cinema technology company, and Paramount Pictures announced today the release of feature films Wonder Park and Pet Sematary in the immersive, multi-sensory 4DX format. The announcement further extends the commitment between CJ 4DPLEX and Paramount Pictures with plans to announce additional titles later in 2019.
The release of Wonder Park and Pet Sematary builds on last year’s successful releases with Paramount including A Quiet Place, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and Bumblebee. Pet Sematary features Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow in a reboot of the classic movie based on Stephen King’s novel. The animated family film Wonder Park, from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, features an all-star voice cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, and Mila Kunis.
“Paramount Pictures continues to be a strong supporter and partner of the 4DX cinematic experience, and we are beyond excited to grow that partnership with the release of two highly anticipated titles from their 2019 film slate. This is the one of the most exciting ways to experience the year’s biggest movies and we look forward to bringing additional titles in the latter half of 2019,” Jong Ryul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX.
“We can’t wait to share Wonder Park and Pet Sematary with audiences everywhere in 4DX theatres this year, and expand our partnership with CJ 4DPLEX,” said Mark Viane, President of International Theatrical Distribution at Paramount Pictures. “Paramount Pictures is always looking to create new and engaging experiences for audiences, and we are excited to utilize new technologies like 4DX to showcase great stories in unique new ways.”
CJ 4DPLEX’s 4DX innovative theater technology enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters and haunting horror films, transcending the traditional cinema experience through special effects including motion-synchronized seats, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubbles, vibrations, and scents. The result is one of the most immersive cinema formats in the industry, drawing fans into the action on the big screen. 4DX currently reaches more than 624 locations worldwide, with 15 of those locations in the United States.
About Pet Sematary:
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
About Wonder Park:
Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.
About CJ 4DPLEX:
CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created immersive film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘4DX’ and ‘4DX with ScreenX’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.
4DX provides moviegoers with an immersive, multi-sensory experience, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. More than 640 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. To date, more than 72,000 4DX seats operate in 624 auditoriums, spanning 62 countries.
CJ 4DPLEX was named a Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 for ‘Live Events’ by Fast Company and its technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018. For more information, please visit www.cj4dplex.com.
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection theater technology used within a theatre setting, marking it as the most visually immersive theater experience of CJ 4DPLEX. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by utilizing a proprietary system that expands images of feature films and pre-show advertising to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree viewing experience. To date, ScreenX has been installed in 203 screens around the world, including 87 screens in South Korea; 66 screens in China; 17 in the United States; 9 in England; 4 in Turkey; 4 in Japan; 3 in Switzerland; 2 in France; 2 in Vietnam and 1 in Spain, Hungary, UAE, Kuwait, Thailand, Indonesia, Israel and Canada.
ScreenX was recognized as the “Innovator of the Year” at ShowEast 2018. For more information, please visit www.screenx.co.kr
About Paramount Pictures:
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.