Paramount Pictures has some big plans for its future with IMAX. The studio revealed at CinemaCon that it has signed a deal to shoot five of its upcoming films using IMAX cameras, and IMAX chairman Greg Foster announced two of them at CinemaCon’s opening presentation.
Honestly, the two pictures selected shouldn’t come as much of a shock. Christopher Nolan, a longtime advocate of the IMAX format, will shoot his new movie “Interstellar” using IMAX cameras, while Michael Bay will use the new, smaller 3D IMAX camera for “Transformers 4.” Bay previously shot portions of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” using the format.
The last three movies in Paramount’s deal with IMAX have not been revealed. It remains to be seen if Nolan will try to outdo himself with “Interstellar” like he has in the past with his “Dark Knight” trilogy. Nolan filmed 72 minutes of “The Dark Knight Rises” in IMAX, more than double the amount he included in “The Dark Knight.”
Bay, on the other hand, told Collider that he only plans to film “Transformers 4’s” “big showcase scenes” in IMAX. He said that it would require too much data for the movie to be shot entirely in the larger format.
“Transformers 4” comes out on June 27, 2014, while “Interstellar” hits theaters on November 7, 2014.
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