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<i>Zathura</i> releases in India

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New Delhi (UNI): Imagine being propelled into the deepest and darkest recesses of outer space by merely pushing a button of a game: a space where danger lurks at every corner be it in form of robots or carnivorous or a gravitational pull into a dark planet. Unravelling on the Indian audiences an intergalactic world of surprises like the above, and many more, will be John Favreau's sci-fi adventure film Zathura-A Space Adventure, which releases in India today.

Starring Oscar winning actor Tim Robbins, Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard and Kristen Stewart, Zathura deals with the story of two squabbling brothers, Walter and Danny, who are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house. Now, they must overcome their differences and work together to complete the game or they will be trapped in outer space forever.

The breathtaking and spellbinding special affects in the film keep the viewer hooked to the fascinating world in the outer space that the brothers step into after Danny flick the button of the game. With every turn, they are shown to be confronting one incredible obstacle after another -- they accidentally put their sister Lisa into deep chronic sleep, are chased by a malfunctioning six feet robot and are besieged by lizard-like carnivorous called Zorgons.

Being distributed in India by Columbia Tristar India Ltd, the Indian branch of Columbia Pictures', Zathura-A Space Adventure is among the first of the big Hollywood films lined up for release in India this summer to cash in on the school and college vacations. What is notable that the release of Zathura in India comes shortly after its theatrical release in the US. A dubbed version of the film in Hindi is also being released simultaneously with the original English version. Among the other Hollywood releases lined up by the Columbia Tristar this summer is The Da Vinci Code, which releases later this month.

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