“12 Strong: The IMAX 2D Experience,” a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer “12 Strong” will open Thursday, January 18, 2018, for a special one-week limited engagement presented in IMAX with 4K Laser at the AutoNation® IMAX Theater – home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals,” “The Shape of Water”) star in “12 Strong,” that tells the declassified true story of the first American soldiers sent into Afghanistan after 9/11.
Guests that attend “12 Strong” showings prior to 5 p.m. will be able to enjoy a special museum matinee combo of exhibits and IMAX. Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits including To Fly aviation exhibit that immerses visitors in aviation technology. Learn about controlled flight, fundamentals of flight, navigation, and the materials used to build planes or “fly” in a variety of aircraft simulators or experience 360 – degree pitch, roll and spin technology in the MaxFlight simulator. Then visitors can take flight in the 7D-multi-sensory theater capsule featuring moving seats, high definition 3D film and other special effects. Tickets are available online https://12strong.brownpapertickets.com, by phone 954.713.0930, or at the Box Office.
“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
Award-winning director Nicolai Fuglsig directed the film, which is produced by legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Black Hawk Down”), together with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill under their Black Label Media banner (“La La Land,” “Sicario”). Oscar winner Ted Tally (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and Peter Craig (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 & 2”) wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book Horse Soldiers by author Doug Stanton. The executive producers are Oscar nominees and Alcon principals Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”), together with Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Ellen H. Schwartz, Garrett Grant, Yale Badik, Val Hill and Doug Stanton.
12 Strong is rated R for war violence and language throughout.