No doubt about it: you need to see J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX. It’s only the fifth major studio release (behind The Dark Knight, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises) to be filmed with real IMAX cameras. It will have about 30 minutes of its run time in full screen, massive 70mm IMAX. Plus, it’s first of these studio IMAX films to ever be done in 3D, making it’s the first-ever feature length 3D IMAX release. A milestone.
So there’s that. And to convey the film’s size, IMAX and Paramount have released a brand new poster specific to this version of the film. The poster shows the Enterprise being chased by a ship that looks similar, but is several times bigger. That can’t be good for Captain Kirk, Spock and the crew. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, the rich are different from you and me. For one thing, while the rest of us have to deal with overpriced concessions and overcrowded seats to catch a movie in IMAX, they’ll soon be able to enjoy it in the privacy and comfort of their own home.
IMAX has revealed plans to enter the home theater market with IMAX Private Theatre, which is exactly what it sounds like. But before you get carried away with your fantasies, keep in mind that only serious — and seriously wealthy — cinephiles need apply. According to one report, the price tag falls somewhere in the low millions. So what exactly does all that dough get you? Find out after the jump.
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Have you noticed that most of the late night IMAX screenings for the past year or so have been giving out limited edition posters? That tradition will continue, and expand, will the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. IMAX is launching a new program called IMAX FanFix, which teams up with talented artists and curators to give fans high-quality, limited edition art. The first poster in the series is an awesome poster by Mark Englert and Gallery 1988, which will be given to fans who attend 8 p.m. IMAX screenings on May 15. You can see a small tease above.
Below, find a link to all the participating theaters, see a brand new clip featuring a showdown between John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and find out how you can bid on a chance to meet J.J. Abrams at the film’s Hollywood premiere. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Tons of films hit IMAX screens each year, but actually watching footage shot in IMAX remains a special experience. While regular 35mm film can be upconverted to fit the giant screens, they still can’t match native IMAX for crispness and quality. And Paramount and IMAX are hoping the moviegoing public have noticed.
At CinemaCon this week, the companies announced a new five-picture deal to release films in the bigger format. The first two titles to come out of that pact will be Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar and Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4.
Update: According to our own Peter Sciretta, at CinemaCon tonight Michael Bay said that Transformers 4 is being shot in native 3D with a new IMAX camera. We don’t have the precise specifics of this camera at this point.
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Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is one of the most famous movie theaters in the world, but in recent years it has become more of a tourist attraction and venue for movie premieres. The theater plans to enter the 21st century with plans to convert the huge theater into an IMAX theater.
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When the name “Christopher Nolan” is attached to a project, anticipation immediately shoots into the stratosphere. That’s what happened last month when the Memento, Inception and Dark Knight director revealed the sci-fi film Interstellar would be his next movie. The film, which once had Steven Spielberg attached, is about “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding” inspired by the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Matthew McConaughey is set to star.
Beyond those facts, little is known about the film, but new slivers of information will slowly come to light on the way to its November 7, 2014 release date. The latest one is how Nolan framed his sci-fi film in regards to classics of the genre. Read his quote below. Read More »
Guillermo Del Toro took the stage at WonderCon 2013 and received a hero’s welcome. Ever since he wowed audiences at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 with the first footage form his upcoming film, Pacific Rim, we’ve been happily devouring any image or information we could get on the film pitting giant Jaeger robots against giant Kaiju monsters. But after that panel, and after the insane trailers that have been released online, how was Del Toro going to top his presentation?
He did it by showing a brand new, WonderCon (and CinemaCon)-exclusive trailer featuring footage that proves we have no idea how big things are going to get on July 12. I’m talking shots in space, I’m talking “2,500 tons of awesome,” and a 25-story robot dragging an oil liner along the street and then swinging it like a baseball bat. Read much more below. Read More »
One of the biggest questions about Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Ender’s Game involves the battle room. Any fan of Orson Scott Card‘s classic sci-fi novel knows much of the book’s excitement, character development and action takes place in a massive zero-gravity chamber where students of Battle School wage war and practices the techniques they learn about in class. The challenge of portraying that on screen is among the biggest hurdles for the upcoming film, so what better image to use for the teaser poster?
Ender’s Game is about a young boy (Asa Butterfield) who is recruited from Earth to a space-set Battle School. There, he’ll learn to be a military leader by commanding teams of other young kids in zero gravity war games. Co-starring Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis, the film will be released November 1. Check out the poster below along with some quotes from Hood about the film. Read More »
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