Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Shooting 3 Scenes in IMAX!
by Alex Billington
September 29, 2008
Inspired by Christopher Nolan's choice to shoot scenes with IMAX cameras in The Dark Knight, Michael Bay will be shooting 3 separate scenes for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with IMAX cameras. The news was buried in a Variety article published tonight that looked at the growing trend to use IMAX in big tentpole films. "Michael Bay will film at least three action setpieces using IMAX cameras for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which is lensing." This is news is incredibly exhilarating to hear, especially because I proclaimed the IMAX scenes in The Dark Knight to be one of the aspects that made the film revolutionary. Plus it's exciting to think about seeing full-size robots fighting in glorious 70mm IMAX!
Just to clarify what this means, Michael Bay will be shooting at least 3 action scenes with IMAX cameras. The remainder of the film will be converted to IMAX for the official theatrical release on June 26th, 2009. As far as we know, this means we'll at least get to see Optimus Prime, Megatron, and the Constructicons bigger than we've ever seen them before (on screen). Shooting with IMAX definitely is turning out to be the next revolution in Hollywood and it seems like that trend will continue with Iron Man 2 and Y: The Last Man as well. I was already looking forward to seeing what Michael Bay was planning with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, now I really can't wait to see what scenes will be shot in IMAX!
Update! We've added a little quote from Michael Bay about his interest in IMAX. "The extraordinary level of detail and intensity captured by the IMAX camera creates many exciting possibilities for us with this film. IMAX’s all-encompassing format will take this story to a new level, and I am once again very excited to share The IMAX Experience with Transformers fans around the world." As most may remember, Transformers was re-released in IMAX late last summer with a few new scenes. Excited?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
IMAX and Transformers. What's not to love?
vegeta on Sep 29, 2008
Knowing Bay, it will be filled with things explodeing. Maybe a walking from a chopper IMAX shot?Haha. Cant wait.
Ryan on Sep 29, 2008
I think it's funny that people will pay to see Michael Bay take a shit in IMAX
Voice of Reason on Sep 30, 2008
shoot all action scenes in imax. hell shoot megan fox in imax.
Drake on Sep 30, 2008
So? Either shoot the whole movie in Imax or shut up already.
REAL6 on Sep 30, 2008
the Imax cameras are very big very heavy expensive and if I remember correctly, can only shoot like thirty seconds at a time (maybe it was a little more but either way they can't film for very long)
vu on Sep 30, 2008
Megan Fox, in 70 MM IMAX. Hell ya!
Tim "Cloverfield" on Sep 30, 2008
Pretty cool news, I doubt the movie will actually be "good", but it will definitely be awesome to see Transformers battling like crazy in IMAX 70mm - I'm excited!
Conrad on Oct 1, 2008
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