Mumbai: Imax Corporation, DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures announced that director Michael Bay will shoot key sequences of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with Imax cameras. As previously announced, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be released to Imax theatres simultaneously with the movie’s wide release on 26 June, 2009.
The movie sequences shot in traditional 35mm will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The Imax Experience with Imax DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The Imax DMR scenes will appear in the traditional letterbox shape, while scenes shot with Imax’s cameras will expand vertically to fill the entire Imax screen.
"The level of detail and intensity captured by the Imax camera creates many possibilities for us with this film," said 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."
"The addition of another title from DreamWorks and Paramount, combined with more use of Imax technology by Hollywood’s filmmakers, are examples of how far we have come as a company and a distribution platform over the past several years," said Imax Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "The growth of the Imax theatre network, fueled by the economical benefits of the new Imax digital system, is driving interest from virtually all of the top studios, which is resulting in more Imax movies for audiences to enjoy."
"Bay’s innovative use of Imax cameras will create a spectacular cinematic adventure for moviegoers next summer," added Imax Filmed Entertainment chairman and president Greg Foster. "We’re very excited to be integrated as a core part of the Transformers production, and with the skilled marketing and distribution teams at DreamWorks and Paramount, the timing is ideal given our expanding global audience and network footprint."