Paramount Pictures Still Releasing Film Version of Nolan's 'Interstellar'
Just over a week ago we learned that Paramount Pictures was moving to an all digital distribution model, with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues being the last film the studio would distribute on physical film. However, LA Times has learned that certain exceptions will be made to distribute certain movies on celluloid. And one such example shouldn't be all that surprising. Paramount has already agreed to let Christopher Nolan, a proponent of shooting on film, will have Interstellar distributed in digital and film versions when it arrives later this year. It's only right since he shot it on 35mm and IMAX cameras too.
The exceptions will likely only be made for the most high profile filmmakers, or when the studio knows that the cost of film distribution will be worth it. Paramount vice chairman said, "Although we anticipate the majority of the studio's future releases to be executed in digital formats across the U.S., select exceptions will be made." At least we know that something as promising as Nolan's Interstellar will still be shown on film, but the move to digital is inevitable. In many ways it's sad, but with only 8% of theaters in the country not updated to show digital screenings, it's only a matter of time before film becomes even more obsolete.