TO HAVE LARGEST RELEASE FOR A HOLLYWOOD FILM IN INDIA
~ To release with a record 1000+ prints ~
Spider-Man’s web will now reach further and wider than ever before. When it releases this Friday 29 June, The Amazing Spider-Man™ will open with over 1000 prints, the largest ever release for a Hollywood film in the country. The film will release in 3D, 2D and IMAX formats and in four languages – English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Kercy Daruwala, Managing Director - Sony Pictures India said – “The Amazing Spider-ManTM is fittingly our biggest release ever in the country. The fact that Spider-Man is the most consistently successful movie franchise in India combined with an increased audience in dubbed versions, growth of 3D, the pre-US release date and a local connect in the film, has led to a record demand for prints.”
The Motion Picture Dist. Association (MPDA - India), the Indian arm of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) representing the six major Hollywood studios is beefing up its enforcement action across the country in preparation for the release. Mr. Uday Singh, Managing Director, MPDA (India) said “With every big film release comes the threat of Content Theft through Camcording in cinemas and movie downloads through illegal websites. We have chalked out a strong enforcement action plan to keep Camcording pirates at bay and urge movie-loving audiences to watch The Amazing Spider-ManTM at the nearest theatre.”
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One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures.
The Amazing Spider-Man™ is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
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