DELHI: The Amazing Spiderman, one of the few films from
Hollywood that is being released in India on 29 June
prior to its international release on 4 July, will open
with over 1000 prints which is 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.
Sony Pictures Managing Director Kercy Daruwala said:
The Amazing Spider-Man 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
Motion Picture Distributors Association 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.
MPDA (India) managing director Uday Singh 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-Man at the nearest theatre.
One of the worlds most popular comic characters,
the Spiderman is back with an untold story that tells
a different side of the Peter Parker tale. The new
film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans,
Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, and Indias Irrfan
Khan with Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
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.