Exclusive: Tomorrowland IMAX Screenings Will Have Expanded Aspect Ratio; Preview With ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Germain Lussier
If IMAX is the future of movies, the company is really going to show it with Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. While the director didn’t shoot in native IMAX, his film will be presented entirely in an expanded aspect ratio when it is released on May 22. Sam Mendes’ Skyfall did something similar; it was shown in a 1.9:1 aspect ratio, which is 25% bigger than a regular screen. Tomorrowland will be similar.
If that’s not enough, fans who go to see Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX will be presented with an extended look at Tomorrowland, running about six minutes long. Read more about the Tomorrowland IMAX goodies below.
/Film can exclusively confirm both Tomorrowland IMAX points. The six-minute preview will be in front of all domestic and some international IMAX screenings of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While we don’t know what that Tomorrowland IMAX preview will show, there’s a chance it could be something like what is running at Disneyland, which is a full sequence set at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. You can read more about that and watch a video blog here.
Brad Bird’s last film, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol shot select sequences in IMAX, and he’s a big fan of the format. (Tead our Brad Bird IMAX interview here.) That film changed aspect ratios from regular to full IMAX, but this one will just be bigger (not full IMAX but significantly larger) throughout the entire film.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1. Tomorrowland opens May 22. Here’s the official info:
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From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.
“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.