Transformers 3, Super 8 And More Paramount Films In IMAX This Summer

By Katey Rich 2011-01-12 09:29:15discussion comments
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Even though J.J. Abrams is avoiding the great gimmicky scourge of 3D for his next, mysterious film Super 8, there's still going to be a way to pay extra to see the movie. Paramount and IMAX announced today that four of the studio's 2011 movies will play in the giant format, and Super 8-- despite having no sequences actually filmed with the IMAX camera-- will be one of them. Also on the list are Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and Mission: Impossible-- Ghost Protocol; director Brad Bird actually used IMAX cameras for some sequences on that last one, so it might be the most worth shelling out for when it hits theaters December 16.

Transformers and Tintin will also be shown in 3D, having been shot in the format as well, so you can look forward to $20 tickets for those when they come out on July 1 and December 28, respectively. Here's the rest of the press release, complete with the glowing quotes from Paramount and IMAX about how great a deal this is. We'll be around throughout the summer to see for ourselves and let you know if it's worth shelling out too.

IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) today announced an agreement with Paramount Pictures to release four of the studio’s tentpole releases in 2011 – Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Each film will open day-and-date in IMAX® theatres worldwide. Sony Pictures Entertainment is co-production partner on The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) will handle distribution and marketing in most key territories overseas.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, both originally shot in 3D, will be digitally re-mastered into IMAX’s format for presentation in IMAX® 3D.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol continues the legacy of The Dark Knight and its revolutionary integration of IMAX original footage as this fourth chapter in the Mission: Impossible franchise will feature scenes shot with IMAX cameras. These specific sequences, exclusively in IMAX, will expand on the screen and further immerse the audience in the explosive action and vast scope of the film.

“Consumer demand for The IMAX Experience® has never been higher,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures. “Coupled with the rising popularity of the IMAX brand, the growing number of IMAX screens and the increased interest from our top filmmakers to have their movies offered in this format, IMAX is and continues to be a key part of our release strategy.”

“Paramount Pictures consistently delivers top-quality, highly entertaining films that audiences love to see in IMAX, and with these new titles, we believe our 2011 lineup is on its way to becoming the most robust slate we’ve ever had,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “Our growing worldwide network will enable even more movie fans to experience their favorite films in the best possible way.”

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