Beijing, China (December 19, 2012)-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced that Jackie Chan’s latest action film, CZ12, will be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos.
“I am very excited to adopt Dolby Atmos, the latest innovation in cinema sound, for my 101st film project,” said Jackie Chan, internationally acclaimed actor, screenwriter, director and producer. “For decades, I’ve been working to perfect every aspect of my movies, from the stunts and action sequences to storytelling and production. Dolby Atmos has proven to be a powerful tool that helps us achieve excellence and bring CZ12 to life with the most lifelike and immersive sound possible.”
CZ12 (a.k.a. Chinese Zodiac) will be mixed in Dolby Atmos at MBS Studios in Hong Kong by sound designer and sound mixer Kinson Tsang. “There is no doubt that Dolby Atmos has added a new dimension to storytelling, allowing the unparalleled creative control over the placement and movement of sounds,” said Tsang. “Whether Jackie is in a high-speed car chase on the highway or being pursued through a forest by a swarm of bees, Dolby Atmos allows me to draw the audience right into the action.”
“We are both thrilled and honored that Jackie Chan has selected Dolby Atmos for his latest action thriller, CZ12,” said Mike Chao, managing director, Greater China, Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby Atmos offers filmmakers a completely new level of creative freedom in storytelling. It brings a more natural and realistic soundtrack that matches the stunning visual effects today and in the future. In CZ12, Dolby Atmos will transport audiences directly into Jackie Chan’s latest adventure.”
CZ12 is written, directed, and produced by martial arts veteran Jackie Chan, who also stars in the film as an adventurous treasure hunter traveling around the globe to recover stolen Chinese national treasures. The film will be released in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore theatres on December 20, 2012.