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More Shia in Imax

Sep. 30, 2008by: Mike Sampson

Tired of seeing Shia LaBeouf in such tiny formats? Need your Shia at least six stories high? Well you're in luck. Two of Shia's upcoming films - TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN and Y: THE LAST MAN - are looking to shoot using Imax cameras. TRANSFORMERS director Michael Bay has shot three scenes for the upcoming sequel with the Imax camera, which uses 70mm film (as opposed to the 35mm used in traditional film). DJ Caruso also said that he intends to use a Imax camera for Y: THE LAST MAN and Jon Favreau has been talking about it for IRON MAN 2. All this comes after the success of THE DARK KNIGHT where Christopher Nolan used the Imax cameras to film six scenes including the dynamic "bank heist" opening. While using Imax cameras costs the studios more, it increases attendance at Imax screenings where studios can charge more money (i.e., TDK has grossed $60 million just from Imax theaters). TRANSFORMERS 2 will hit traditional and Imax theaters on June 26th while shooting news on Y: THE LAST MAN and IRON MAN 2 is still to come.

Extra Tidbit: The first live-action Hollywood movie converted to Imax was APOLLO 13.
Source: Variety

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9:21PM on 09/30/2008
you do not know how much i agree with you Crimson. Y: the last man doesnt even make sense as a feature length film format. because when you say it takes place over many years, we are not talking about time skips that go forward 2-3 years, it is just a long story that could not possibly be contained in 2 films ...let alone 1. besides, Shia really doesnt seem like a good fit for Yorick at all.
you do not know how much i agree with you Crimson. Y: the last man doesnt even make sense as a feature length film format. because when you say it takes place over many years, we are not talking about time skips that go forward 2-3 years, it is just a long story that could not possibly be contained in 2 films ...let alone 1. besides, Shia really doesnt seem like a good fit for Yorick at all.
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7:07PM on 09/30/2008

I can...

... understand Transformers 2, but Y:The Last Man, while a comic book, is NOT a superhero story. It would actually be a waste to shoot in that format. In fact, a Y movie is a bad idea. It should be a TV series, as the story takes place over 60 issues, spanning a few years time in that world.

Skip the movie and read the comics kiddies.
... understand Transformers 2, but Y:The Last Man, while a comic book, is NOT a superhero story. It would actually be a waste to shoot in that format. In fact, a Y movie is a bad idea. It should be a TV series, as the story takes place over 60 issues, spanning a few years time in that world.

Skip the movie and read the comics kiddies.
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4:33PM on 09/30/2008
Dark knight is jaw dropping in Imax, It was so amazing, I refused to go get my dark knight fix on a standard screen. And since I cant afford the $15 for Imax, and the extra travel gas across town...I only saw Dark Knight once. Anyways, Y the last man which is an amazing comic book should be awesome on Imax, expecially Micheal Baysplosion's Transformers.
Dark knight is jaw dropping in Imax, It was so amazing, I refused to go get my dark knight fix on a standard screen. And since I cant afford the $15 for Imax, and the extra travel gas across town...I only saw Dark Knight once. Anyways, Y the last man which is an amazing comic book should be awesome on Imax, expecially Micheal Baysplosion's Transformers.
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3:24PM on 09/30/2008

fucking typical

This is unfortunate and expected news. Unfortunate only because Hollywood has stooped to this level.

"Oh yeah well see guys The Dark Knight had scenes in IMAX making people go see the film there increasing our box office, so maybe we should do the same with our other big movies next year so they can be as successful as Dark Knight."

They aren't even factoring in the awesomeness of the movie here, they are just banking on people wanting to see a movie like Dark Knight.

The movies may
This is unfortunate and expected news. Unfortunate only because Hollywood has stooped to this level.

"Oh yeah well see guys The Dark Knight had scenes in IMAX making people go see the film there increasing our box office, so maybe we should do the same with our other big movies next year so they can be as successful as Dark Knight."

They aren't even factoring in the awesomeness of the movie here, they are just banking on people wanting to see a movie like Dark Knight.

The movies may turn out good, but this is Hollywood at its most predictable.
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1:54PM on 09/30/2008
For those of you keeping track, that would be four movies featuring The Beef in IMAX. First being a rerelease of Transformers last fall, Eagle Eye out now, and these two new ones.
The green border around my post mostly celebrates the possibility of scenes in Iron Man 2 being filmed in this format. I love to watch movies in IMAX.
For those of you keeping track, that would be four movies featuring The Beef in IMAX. First being a rerelease of Transformers last fall, Eagle Eye out now, and these two new ones.
The green border around my post mostly celebrates the possibility of scenes in Iron Man 2 being filmed in this format. I love to watch movies in IMAX.
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