Warner Bros. and IMAX have just announced that American Sniper movie will be digitally remastered for IMAX format and will be available in IMAX theaters across the country starting with January 16, when the movie is scheduled for nation-wide release.
Directed by Clint Eastwood, the action movie stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in US military history with 160 confirmed kills. He left the army in 2009 and was killed last year at a shooting range in Texas by a Marine Corps veteran suffering from PTSD.
“Mr. Eastwood has created an incredibly intense and emotional film that deserves to be experienced in the most breathtaking way,”said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. President of domestic distribution.
The script was written by Jason Dean Hall and the movie also stars Sienna Miller as Taya Renae Kyle, Chris’ wife. American Sniper premiered on November 11, 2014 at American Film Institute Festival and had a limited release in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas on December 25. Reviews have been positive so far, the movie having a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 73 reviews.