At the leading edge of the technology is South Korean Conglomerate CJ Group, which operates Asia's largest theater chain and has set up a laboratory near Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to demonstrate and market its 4DX system.
The 4DX experience is wowing fans in South Korea, Thailand and Mexico, where CJ Group has 29 specialty theaters that regularly screen big Hollywood titles such as "Avatar", "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "Prometheus", which featured the crashing spaceship.
Evolving Pictures Entertainment is close to finalizing a deal to create nearly 300 EPE4DX theaters in the next five years, with the first to open in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and several other major cities.
CJ Group executives say its 4-D venues already draw sellout crowds from Seoul to Mexico City, and they predict that U.S. audiences are ready to shell out an extra $8 for the new EPE4DX movie experience. "Theaters need to find new ways to bring people back to the multiplex and away from their couches, and this is one way of doing that", said Theodore Kim, chief operating officer for the Los Angeles lab of CJ Group, operator of the specialty theaters.
The highly anticipated 'Necroscope 4D’ Motion Picture is expected
to become the world’s very first globally distributed EPE4DX Feature Film.
By Richard Verrier
As the giant spaceship crashes into the mysterious planet, the seats inside the theater heave back and forth and rumble like an earthquake.
'Back ticklers' in the seats thump as an astronaut dodges fireballs and rolls on the ground. A strobe light flashes and huge fans expel gusts of air reeking of smoke and gunpowder.
The Next Big Thing for Movie Theaters is EPE4DX
Evolving Pictures Entertainment understands that teaming up with CJ Group of South Korea and IMAX
can lead to unlimited opportunities globally. Evolving Pictures Entertainment hopes to furnish nearly 200 U.S. movie theaters with equipment that will move seats, emit scents, and perform other special effects.
Evolving Pictures Entertainment is on The Leading-Edge of EPE4DX Technology
EPE4DX film is a marketing term for an entertainment presentation system combining 3-D film with physical effects that occur in the theater in synchronization with the film. Effects simulated in an EPE4DX film may include heat, rain, wind, strobe lights, and vibration. Seats in EPE4DX venues may vibrate or move a few inches during the presentations. Other common chair effects include airjets, water sprays, and leg and back ticklers. Hall effects may include smoke, rain, lightning, air bubbles, and special smells.
Welcome to the captivating world of 'Necroscope' 4-D!
Glenn Hetrick, (a childhood friend of Jeffrey 'Brick Bronsky' Beltzner), owner of 'Alchemy Studios', Special Effects Studio, introduced Mr. Lumley and the Necroscope® Book series to Evolving Pictures Entertainment. Glenn Hetrick is responsible for the special effects on 'The Hunger Games', 'X-files', 'Mad Men', 'Buffy and the Vampire Slayer', 'Crossing Jordan', 'Babylon 5', 'The Chronicles of Riddick', and much more. Glenn Hetrick will serve as Producer/Special Effects on the Necroscope® Franchise. Mr. Hetrick announced on the SyFy Channels's hit make-up special effects show, Face Off, that the Necroscope® Motion Picture is his next big project.
The opportunity for fans to experience the Necroscope 4-D Motion Picture, Showcasing EPE4DX Special Effects is generating world-wide excitement and enthusiasm, in anticipation of this Feature-Length, History-Making Presentation, which is destined to redefine the horror genre and reshape modern vampire mythology.
This is the story of a boy blessed with the unique gift... the ability to converse with the dead. As a young man, he uses his ability to seek revenge for the cruel murder of his beloved mother. In doing so, he is swept up into a web of international intrique, but he is not the only man among us with a strange ability... in the shadow drenched hills of Romania another young man used his gift to learn the secret ways of the Necromancer... and now Harry is the only one who can save all of humanity.
After a year of negotiations Evolving Pictures Entertainment successfully purchases the movie rights to Brian Lumley's Necroscope® Novel. The collection of Necroscope® books have sold Millions of copies world-wide. A fan base of this magnitude bodes well for potential box-office revenues on a global basis. We are right now working with writers to adapt the novel to a Full-Length Feature Motion Picture, the first of which everyone involved, expects to be a Multi-Picture Franchise Blockbuster.