The Day the Earth Stood Still Coming to IMAX This December
by Alex Billington
September 8, 2008
20th Century Fox and IMAX have announced today that the upcoming sci-fi reboot of The Day the Earth Stood Still will be released on the same day in IMAX and conventional theaters this December. This mirrors the opening of I Am Legend, which hit IMAX on the same December weekend last year. Unfortunately there is not a gorgeous prologue to The Dark Knight attached to this. Today's announcement is only the most recent big IMAX news, in addition to confirmations that both Transformers 2 and Night at the Museum 2 would show in IMAX next summer as well. Obviously the Hollywood studios are wrapped up in the success of The Dark Knight and trying to put out as much as they can in IMAX.
For the longest time, Warner Brothers was the biggest supporter of mainstream IMAX films, stemming all the way back to Matrix Reloaded in 2003. Sony joined as well when they released the later Spider-Man sequels in IMAX. Now Fox joins by releasing The Day the Earth Stood Still in IMAX this year. Don't be fooled - this film was not shot with IMAX cameras and will not look as good as The Dark Knight, which remains the only Hollywood movie that will ever be actually worth seeing in IMAX. As everyone knows, I'm opposed to 3D and similarly opposed to IMAX, unless it was shot on actual IMAX cameras. Anyway, The Day the Earth Stood Still arrives in theaters on December 12th. Will you see it in IMAX?