Warner Bros Officially Announces 20 Upcoming IMAX Movies
by Alex Billington
April 28, 2010
Big news this morning, if you're a fan of IMAX. Warner Bros and IMAX have announced an agreement to release 20 upcoming movies in the next three years. The press release (via ComingSoon) only contains brief info on what's coming up, including movies scheduled through 2011 (see below) as well as "an additional 15 films over the course of 2011, 2012 and 2013, including Gravity, Dark Shadows, Fury Road, Batman 3, and Superman." I'm a fan of IMAX in terms of screensize and the "experience." I just hope that this means we'll see a few more movies that are actually shot in IMAX, not all converted with their shabby DMR technology.
The only movies that Warner Bros could officially provide release dates for in IMAX are: Legends of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga'Hoole in 3D on September 24th, 2010; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 3D on November 19th, 2010; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II in 3D on July 15th, 2011; Happy Feet 2 in 3D on November 18th, 2011; and The Hobbit in December 2013. That new Hobbit release date is a bit vague but it is a year back from the original 2012 date. They also don't mention whether it's still split in two like planned, but I'm sure we'll find out more about all that soon.
"Our track record with IMAX has been incredible, and incorporating 3D into this collaborative effort will serve as the ultimate experience for our audiences," said WB's Dan Fellman. I personally don't prefer to see movies in IMAX unless they were shot in IMAX or contain scenes in IMAX (like Transformers 2), but that doesn't happen often. For everyone who's a fan of IMAX, this is definitely very exciting news! Thoughts?
Update: After this first hit, rumors started spreading that The Hobbit was delayed even further, and no one knew what this 2013 date really meant for the project. However, Heat Vision separately confirmed that The Hobbit is definitely still on track for 2012. Even IMAX made a correction in the date themselves. "The second movie's script was turned in to the studio a couple of weeks ago, and all parties are starting to break down the financials for the movies now," THR says. Warner Bros has officially scheduled Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro's two-part adaptation of The Hobbit for December 2012 and also December 2013.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
i love IMAX and all, but really only for nature flicks or spcae flicks. Not so much Harry Potter and other films.
Angry Chief on Apr 28, 2010
i dont mind imax as long if its actually shot in it and not converted. but yea, prefer action scenes and scenes that make u say "damn that was nice" when u see it in its entirity.
KING on Apr 28, 2010
The theatres I go to the screens are pretty big anyways. So IMAX isnt that big of a deal. Maybe a few inches.
People's Champ on Apr 28, 2010
Superman in Imax! Sweet!
jake the snake on Apr 28, 2010
What ever happened to people just watching a movie without needing NOW IN ______ attached to the name.
germs on Apr 28, 2010
3 if it's only a few inches bigger for you, you're not seeing it in IMAX. Real IMAX screens are several stories tall. They are huge and square. You are watching Digital IMAX e.i. fake IMAX. You're paying for IMAX but really only getting those extra few inches. I also agree with 1. Nature and space films are great in IMAX, regular movies not so much.
Moviegimp on Apr 28, 2010
@5 NOW IN ORGASMO-VISION!!!!!!!!! Watch for it.
P. on Apr 28, 2010
Not for nothing, but I am kind of bored by this line up. The only thing I would kind of want to see is the animated Zack Snyder joint and that's only because of Zack Snyder.
jeffrey on Apr 28, 2010
i hope they shoot an entire film with an imax camera. clips from batman was a much better cinema experince than avatar, which left me with a headache.
rockfeller111 on Apr 28, 2010
Just watched Iron man 2 last night in IMAX and i wouldnt have it any other way.. friggin awsome..
MiKa on Apr 28, 2010
Batman 3 will be in 3D? Really? I thought Nolan did not want it in 3D. There used to be an IMAX in Oslo, but it flopped. They only showed old crap, that really wassnt appealing 10 years later. Why they never showed Star Wars, Jurrasic Park and T2 is anyones guess. Closest IMAX would be Copenhagen, a bit of a stretch to go see a film. 2013 for The Hobbit? And prob 2015 for The Hobbit Part II-but this might be utter bullshit, as it is not based on the book, but an imagining of what happened between The Hobbit and Fellowship of the Rings. While you are at it, maybe go dig up Tolkiens grave? Could be they have come to their senses, and just split the book, The Hobbit, in 2 parts.
David Banner on Apr 29, 2010
Awesome!! I can't wait to see Harry Potter and The Hobbit!! WB has some great films coming up!
Gabby on Apr 29, 2010
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