Transformers sequel to be partially shot in IMAX
October 1, 2008 IMAX has announced that director Michael Bay will shoot selected scenes from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with IMAX cameras... and we can't think of too many films more worthy of the mega-format treatment. Due for release a in June next year, the follow-up to the 2007 action smash hit will blend IMAX footage with movie sequences shot in traditional 35mm which will be digitally re-mastered for IMAX cinemas. The re-mastered scenes will appear in the conventional "letterbox" format while the selected scenes (and you can bet they will be action-packed CGI moments) will expand to fill the entire IMAX screen.
"The extraordinary level of detail and intensity captured by the IMAX camera creates many exciting possibilities for us with this film," said Michael Bay. "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."
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount) will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the movie's wide release on June 26, 2009.