D-BOX Technologies Inc.

D-BOX Technologies Inc.

March 09, 2011 03:00 ET

D-BOX Technologies Inks Deal for New Adventure Thriller Hanna

Focus Features Movie to Feature D-BOX's Motion Technology in Select Theatres April 8

LONGUEUIL, QC, March 9 - D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSXV: DBO.A), a leader in innovative motion technology, announced today a new agreement with Focus Features to feature D-BOX's Motion Technology with the worldwide film company's adventure thriller Hanna in select theatres showing the movie. Opening nationally April 8, Hanna is directed by Joe Wright and stars Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett. The movie is MPAA-rated PG-13.

"This is our second partnership with Focus Features, after featuring our immersive motion technology with 9, Focus' 2009 animated movie," said President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX Technologies, Claude Mc Master. "It is our steady expansion and consistent lineup of new and exciting movie content that provide us the support needed to continue growing on a global scale. We are delighted to once again collaborate with Focus on the exciting Hanna."

For a complete listing of theatres offering the D-BOX experience and a guide to new movies, visit www.d-box.com

About Hanna

A teenage girl goes out into the world for the first time - and has to battle for her life. Director Joe Wright weaves elements of dark fairy tales into the adventure thriller Hanna, filmed on location in Europe and Morocco. Hanna (played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan of Atonement, also directed by Joe Wright) is 16 years old. She is bright, inquisitive, and a devoted daughter. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her widowed father Erik (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of North Finland. Erik has taught Hanna to hunt, put her through extreme self-defense workouts, and home-schooled her with only an encyclopedia and a book of fairy tales. Hanna has been living a life unlike any other teenager; her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. But out in the world there is unfinished business for Hanna's family, and it is with a combination of pride and apprehension that Erik realizes his daughter can no longer be held back. This turning point in Hanna's adolescence is a sharp one; she is separated from Erik and embarks on the mission that she was always destined for. Before she and her father can reunite as planned in Berlin, Hanna is captured by agents dispatched by ruthless intelligence operative Marissa Wiegler (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett). Marissa, a career agent, has long been harboring secrets that tie her to Hanna and Erik. Detained for observation and held beneath the Moroccan desert, Hanna soon turns the tables on her captors. Her daring escape to above-ground thrusts her into an unfamiliar landscape and world which she must quickly learn to comprehend and navigate. Marissa secretly sends a team of agents after Hanna, and joins the deadly pursuit herself. As Hanna journeys across Europe and nears her ultimate target, she faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

About D-BOX

D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures leading edge technology motion systems mainly suited to the needs of the entertainment industry. With its unique, patented technology, D-BOX Motion CodeTM, uses motion effects specifically programmed for each film, TV series or video game, which are sent to a motion generating system integrated within either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with all onscreen action, creating an unmatched realistic, immersive experience. To date, major Hollywood Studios have D-BOX Motion CodeTM available on feature films, DVDs and Blu-raysTM. By reaching agreements with the leaders of both the motion picture and gaming industries, D-BOX's award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard in the entertainment world. D-BOX is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol DBO.A. For further information please see www.d-box.com

D-BOX(R) is a registered trademark and D-BOX Motion CodeTM is a trademark of D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • Guy Marcoux
    Vice-President of Marketing           
    D-BOX Technologies Inc.
    450-442-3003 ext 263
    gmarcoux@d-box.com
    Investor Relations
    Marc Jasmin CMA, president
    Jasmin- Financial Communications
    514-231-2360
    marc@comjasmin.com