Steven Spielberg's Jaws to get 3D cinema release this September in the US

American cinemagoers will get the chance to watch Steven Spielberg's classic movie Jaws in 3D when the film resurfaces in theatres from September 2.

This stereoscopic debut for Bruce the shark is part of a celebration of the director's work with Universal Pictures, which will also see his 1982 sci-fi E.T. released in IMAX, from August 12, to mark its 40th anniversary.

According to the report from industry news platform Deadline, Jaws will screen in both IMAX and RealD 3D.

Says Travis Reid, from RealD: 'Jaws redefined what it means to be a summer-event blockbuster and now for the first time ever audiences can experience Steven Spielberg’s motion picture classic in 3D.

'Everything that made Jaws a sensation and a fan favourite for nearly 50 years will be enhanced in RealD 3D, allowing fans a completely new opportunity to immerse themselves in one of the greatest summer suspense thrillers of all time.'

Meanwhile, Megan Colligan, president of IMAX Entertainment, said the company is 'thrilled' to team up with Universal for large format outings of two of Spielberg's best-known movies. 'Steven Spielberg redefined modern cinema and ushered in a new era of bold, swing-for-the-fences filmmaking, and the IMAX Experience has expanded around the world because of the trail blazed by films like E.T. and Jaws.'

There's no word yet on whether the two movies will also receive cinema releases in the UK – nor if a possible 3D Blu-ray release for the new Jaws remaster could one day arrive...