Fox to outfit prestigious Zanuck Theater with Dolby Atmos for
mixing future feature films
LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Twentieth Century Fox®
announced today that two of the studio's fall 2012 releases, Taken 2
(U.S. release: October 5, 2012) and Chasing Mavericks (U.S.
release: October 26, 2012), will be mixed and released in Dolby®
Atmos™, the new audio platform that has revolutionized
the experience of sound in entertainment. Anticipating additional Dolby
Atmos titles, Twentieth Century Fox is outfitting its Zanuck Theater
postproduction facility with Dolby Atmos capabilities.
Dolby Atmos, the latest sound technology from Dolby Laboratories, delivers a more natural and realistic sound-field that moves sound around and above audiences, transporting them into the onscreen adventure.
"Dolby Atmos transports audiences into the onscreen adventure with the
most lifelike sensory experience ever offered in cinema," said Doug
Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby Atmos
will immerse moviegoers in the sounds of Istanbul's bustling streets in
the action-packed Taken 2 and atop the big waves of Chasing
Two acclaimed sound re-recording mixers will be at the helm of the Dolby
Atmos mixes. Craig Henighan will mix Chasing Mavericks in Dolby
Atmos; Chuck Michael will conduct the Dolby Atmos mix for Taken 2.
According to Darrow, Dolby has a long history of transforming and
reinventing cinema sound and is attuned to the desires of both movie
audiences and the creative community behind each film.
"Twentieth Century Fox and Dolby have had a long and trusted history
together," said Ted Gagliano, President of Post Production, Twentieth
Century Fox. "It is therefore not surprising to me that the breadth of
Dolby's experience has given them a keen insight not just into the
moviegoing experience, but into the wants and needs of postproduction.
This has obviously greatly influenced the vision of Dolby Atmos. Fox
looks forward to enriching the cinematic experience with this latest
innovation from Dolby."
The list of North American theatres selected to show the fall 2012
releases of Taken 2 and Chasing Mavericks in Dolby Atmos
will be made available closer to the release dates.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos is the latest sound technology from Dolby Laboratories that
brings a powerful new listening experience with more natural, realistic
cinema sound that truly envelops the audience. It is an end-to-end
solution that takes into account the entire content pipeline and brings
together mixers, studios, and distributors to create dramatic
improvements in the audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform provides
content creators with a new creative freedom to tell their stories and
simplifies movie distribution with a single universal package to deliver
to audiences the full impact of the artist's intent, regardless of
To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.
To share an educational video on Dolby Atmos, visit http://vimeo.com/40699179.
About Taken 2
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who stopped at
nothing to save his abducted daughter in Taken. When he is
targeted by a vengeance-seeking crime lord, Bryan must employ his
"particular set of skills" to protect his family against an army out to
About Chasing Mavericks
Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of surfing
phenomenon Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When
15-year-old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of
the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home,
he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard
Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their
quest to do the impossible, they form a unique friendship that
transforms their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about
far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help
of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and it features some
of the most mind-blowing wave footage ever captured on film.
About Fox Filmed Entertainment
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion
pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE) produces, acquires, and
distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures
are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth
Century Fox, Fox 2000® Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures®,
Twentieth Century Fox International, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation®.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that
are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in
1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound in
environments from the cinema to the living room to mobile devices, Dolby
creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or
on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby
technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby Atmos is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All
other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.
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Source: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
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