Somewhere at the cross-section of technological advancement and artistic expression lies Christopher Nolan. The director of The Dark Knight, Memento and Inception is well-known for being beholden to film, and in particular to IMAX film. IMAX continues to produce film cameras for directors like Nolan to use, but IMAX projection is quickly moving away from film. These days, an increasingly large percentage of IMAX theaters have digital projectors, and the company is working towards laser projection.
So where does that leave Nolan’s latest film, Interstellar? As in the past, Nolan shot much of Interstellar on IMAX film cameras. He would obviously prefer it be projected that on film, too. In a new interview, the president of IMAX said they’d oblige. Interstellar will be projected on IMAX film at “somewhere around 50″ theaters. Read More »
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Not only will Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction reintroduce the world to Optimus Prime and his pals, it’s the first film ever shot with a brand new camera. Bay used the IMAX 3D Digital Camera, a compact, fully-integrated dual 65mm 4K digital large-format 3D tool that allowed the director to capture massive IMAX images in native 3D.
Below, watch a featurette on the camera and read some more facts about this revolutionary piece of technology. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Hercules isn’t just a mighty and powerful warrior, he’s one of the mightiest, most powerful warriors of all time. His legend has endured for centuries. He’s half god, for Pete’s sake. Obviously, a regular old 2D screen was never going to be enough to contain him.
So naturally, he’s getting the IMAX 3D treatment. Paramount and MGM have struck a deal with IMAX to release Brett Ratner‘s Hercules on its jumbo screens. Dwayne Johnson plays the iconic hero. Get additional details and read the full press release after the jump.
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We occasionally see IMAX film presentations in which the film’s aspect ratio changes from scene to scene. Typically this is due to a shift between footage shot on digital or 35mm film and native IMAX footage. So we’ve seen the ratio shift in films like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises. Outside the IMAX space, we’ve also seen the aspect ratio shift used for purely artistic purposes, as in recent films The Grand Budapest Hotel and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Now, Guardians of the Galaxy will fit somewhere in between those practices. Director James Gunn has revealed that IMAX 3D presentations of the film will feature shifting aspect ratios, “in a way that makes the experience even fuller and more encompassing.” Read his note below. Read More »
Briefly: Twenty years have passed since the release of Robert Zemeckis‘ Best Picture winning film, Forrest Gump. To celebrate the occasion, Paramount will reportedly re-release the film, in IMAX no less, on September 5. [ERC Box Office]
Not that it’s a big surprise, but Universal and Legendary made it official today that up to 15 of their big upcoming tentpole films will be released in IMAX. Among them are the previously announced Crimson Peak by Guillermo del Toro, as well as Jurassic World, Warcraft, Fast and Furious 7, Dracula Untold, Everest and Seventh Son. Read the full press release below. Read More »
The first full trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar is now online. And it is excellent.
Starring Matthew McConaughey, the film shows us a world where food is becoming scarce. So a small group of explorers heads to the heavens in an attempt to solve mankind’s ultimate problem. Co-stars include Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine, among others.
This new Interstellar trailer suggests a surprisingly emotional story of a father’s love for his daughter, and the incredible lengths he’ll go to to save her. Then, we actually get to see lots of Nolan’s vision of space, which looks like a lyrical, beautiful place.
Check out the new Interstellar trailer below. Read More »
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It’s always good when major actors are cast in a film two months before it opens right? No? Well, it’s a little less of an issue when they’re the voices of two supporting characters. Which is what director Michael Bay just announced.
Bay revealed that John Goodman and Ken Watanabe have joined the cast of Transformers: Age of Extinction as the voices of Autobots Hound and Drift. Below, read who else will join them in as voices in the Transformers Age of Extinction cast. Read More »