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IMAX-Filmed Sequences Confirmed For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2014 6:13 PM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
As if there was ever any doubt. With rumors surfacing last fall that J.J. Abrams would shoot parts of "Star War: Episode 7" in the IMAX format and Disney announcing this past spring that the sequel would hit IMAX theaters, it was just a matter of time until the official word came down that yes, Abrams was actually using the cameras, and this wouldn't just be a conversion job.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Hit IMAX Along With Every Disney & Marvel Action Tentpole Through 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 10:42 AM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
With promises that he'll shoot on the fading 35mm film format, and employ a tasteful amount of CGI rather than bombarding our eyeballs with pixels, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7" has one more trick up its sleeve: you'll be able to see it in IMAX.

Will J.J. Abrams Shoot Some Of 'Star Wars 7' In IMAX?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 1:05 PM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
J.J. Abrams is not a fan of 3D. While this summer's "Star Trek Into Darkness" arrived in both IMAX and 3D, the latter was a conversion job, and Abrams later admitted it was something he was forced to do for "economic reasons." He's long expressed his reservations about the 3D format, but it seems he's taken a shine to IMAX, and we may have a reason to see the next entry of the "Star Wars" saga on the biggest screen possible.

Editor Billy Weber Says Terrence Malick Working On DVD Director's Cut Of 'Tree Of Life'; 'Voyage Of Time' Coming In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 11:47 AM
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While Terrence Malick has become somewhat known for cutting people out of his movies (just yesterday we learned Michael Shannon was on the chopping block for "To The Wonder," and we have a whole feature devoted to actors who got snipped), in one case he's going back and putting footage back into a movie. You might remember that two years ago, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki revealed that Malick went back to the 300 plus miles of footage he shot for "The Tree Of Life" with plans for a six hour version of the movie. And while the running time is yet to be determined, and we haven't really heard anything about it since, it does seem that Malick is preparing a longer cut of the movie.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 10:57 PM
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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.

'Les Miserables' Going IMAX In The U.K.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 4:39 PM
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There is no doubt that one of the biggest films of the year will be Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables." Already riding high on tremendous advance buzz, and with multiple Oscar nominations all but assured, it looks like audiences overseas are going to have an extra option when it comes to how they want to experience the film.

Warner Bros. Confirms 'Man Of Steel' For IMAX & 3D Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 6:28 PM
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It looks like Warner Bros. wants to see as much green from "Man Of Steel" as they can. This summer, the cat was let out of the bag very early by an accidental post on the official IMAX page, but now it has been confirmed: Zack Snyder's Superman movie is getting spit-shined for a 3D and IMAX release (while also coming in regular 2D, of course).

7 'Cloud Atlas' Banners Plus New 3 New TV Spots As Film Goes IMAX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 2:21 PM
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There are few movies coming this fall that are as ambitious as The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas." Featuring an all-star cast in multiple roles, in a story set across numerous time periods, touching a half-dozen different genres all amidst a sprawling narrative, few films are going as far out on the ledge as this one. And it's getting even bigger.

Steven Spielberg Considering Shooting 'Robopocalypse' In IMAX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 5:53 PM
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Toldja? It was earlier today that we openly discussed whether or not IMAX was the new Hollywood darling that would trump the fading 3D, and now one of the biggest blockbuster directors of all time -- the man who pretty much invented it -- is looking to play with the format.

Discuss: With 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' Going IMAX, Is The Format Becoming The New 3D?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 15, 2012 2:08 PM
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There has been something of a trend recently for re-releasing older fare in 3D, with Disney and Pixar movies, "Titanic," "Star Wars" and, next summer, "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day" all getting the treatment. It's the new-money-for-old-rope-approach to the movies, and while these aren't guaranteed phenomenons (although "Titanic" did extraordinarily well internationally, especially in China, and "The Lion King" topped the box office in the U.S. last fall), they've been something of a no-brainer so far, allowing studios to get many millions of dollars through fairly minimal effort.

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