‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ to punch hard in IMAX PH cinemas

Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation has announced that “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” the latest film in the Jack Reacher franchise starring Tom Cruise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and will be released into IMAX® theatres in the Philippines on October 19th. (Watch the IMAX trailer of “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” below.)

The IMAX presentation of “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” is part of Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation’s multi-picture agreement that consists of future tentpoles from the Paramount Pictures slate, including the fifth film in the global blockbuster franchise—“Transformers: The Last Knight” and “Ghost in the Shell.”

“IMAX and Paramount Pictures, along with such esteemed filmmakers as Michael Bay, Tom Cruise and the Bad Robot team, together have achieved incredible global box office success over the years,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, in a previous statement. “With this new multi-picture agreement we are excited to grow that tradition of bringing heart-pounding, awe-inspiring entertainment to IMAX audiences around the world and particularly excited to do so with these long-standing friends and partners.”

Tom Cruise is Reacher in JACK REACHER, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. OS-11393
Tom Cruise is Reacher in JACK REACHER, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

“Paramount is pleased to partner with its friends at IMAX to present an exciting and diverse lineup of films,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures, in a previous statement. “Filled with thrilling action sequences and spectacular effects, these movies in the immersive IMAX format will captivate audiences around the world.”

The IMAX release of “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” When Army Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit, is arrested for Treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed.

Based upon “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide. Directed by Edward Zwick, the film’s screenplay by Richard Wenk and Edward Zwick & Marshall Hershkovitz.

Opening across the Philippines on October 19, “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ tells new terrifying horror story

It was never just a game.

Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, this Halloween, Universal Pictures’ “Ouija: Origin of Evil”—from Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse—tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at No. 1.

In 1967 Los Angeles, widowed mother Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser of the Twilight franchise) adds a new stunt to bolster her séance scam business and unwittingly invites authentic evil into her home. When the merciless spirit overtakes youngest daughter Doris (Lulu Wilson of Deliver Us from Evil), this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

A year and a half after her husband was killed, financially strapped Alice finds herself raising 15-year-old Paulina (“Lina”) (Annalise Basso of Oculus) and 9-year-old Doris alone.

Fortunately for her struggling business, the occult runs in Alice’s blood. Her mother was a fortuneteller and passed down the tricks of the trade, allowing Alice to put on an extravagant sideshow for clients who wish to speak with lost loved ones. The aspiring clairvoyant doesn’t feel she’s a fraud. Instead, she believes she’s peddling closure—the elusive kind she prays to find for herself.

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With mounting unpaid bills, Alice purchases a Ouija board to spice up her charade and rivet her customers. But once the game is brought into her home, strange things begin to happen: inexplicable noises, daily nightmares and, most disturbing of all, Doris actually starts communicating with the dead, including her father.

Initially, the revelations seems like a gift. Alice’s business booms and clients find comfort connecting to those who have passed on, until the true history of the house is unearthed. Decades prior, a deranged surgeon performed grotesque experiments on mental patients under the same roof. Now, to make their screams of anguish heard, one of the tortured has taken possession of Doris.

The girls’ school principal’s, Father Tom (Henry Thomas of Gangs of New York), deep concern for Alice’s family leads him to investigate the case. But when the four of them must face a supernatural power (Doug Jones of Pan’s Labyrinth) for which even the priesthood could not prepare Tom, they will see that the spirits who’ve opened the portal have no intention of closing it without a deadly fight.

Ouija: Origin of Evil is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Purge series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, upcoming Get Out), alongside Hasbro’s Brian Goldner (Transformers and G.I. Joe series) and Stephen Davis (Ouija).

Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) directs from a screenplay he wrote with his Oculus and Before I Wake collaborator, Jeff Howard.

Opening across the Philippines on October 26, 2016, “Ouija: Origin of Evil” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.