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Christopher Nolan & Michael Bay Shooting IMAX For 'Interstellar' & 'Transformers 4'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 15, 2013 at 10:57PM

While there seems to be some audience fatigue for 3D -- largely thanks to post-conversions that don't do the format justice or justify the added expense -- IMAX is the one theatrical extra most agree still provides a special experience. And particularly for films that natively use the format -- a practice slowly picking up steam -- IMAX is truly something that can't be replicated even in the most equipped home theater. And two major 2014 blockbusters are going to make that ticket price worth it.
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While there seems to be some audience fatigue for 3D—largely thanks to post-conversions that don't do the format justice or justify the added expense—IMAX is the one theatrical extra most agree still provides a special experience. And particularly for films that natively use the format—a practice slowly picking up steam—IMAX is truly something that can't be replicated even in the most equipped home theater. And two major 2014 blockbusters are going to make that ticket price worth it.

Paramount announced at CinemaCon that Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" and Michael Bay's "Transformers 4" will both be shooting footage in IMAX. It's part of a five movie deal the studio has made with the projection company, with three additional titles yet to be announced. There are no other details yet in terms of just how much of each film will be presented in the massive format but Nolan has been a big fan of IMAX, and "The Dark Knight Rises" featured 72 minutes worth of scenes taking up as much celluloid real estate as possible. And the thought of Bay doing his thing with all that film strip space is mind boggling.

So keep it mind when you get your advance tickets. "Interstellar" opens on November 7, 2014 with "Transformers 4" landing on June 27, 2014. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Imax, Interstellar, Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Transformers: Age of Extinction