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Those who had the chance to see The Dark Knight, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX know that there is some incredible potential in the format. And it's a potential that Steven Spielberg is starting to realize. In a recent interview the legendary Academy Award-winning filmmaker revealed that he is contemplating shooting his next film, an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's novel Robopocalypse.
Speaking with Yahoo!, Spielberg said "I'm going to do an IMAX camera test, [both] a 2 and 3D test for my next movie Robopocalypse, and I haven't decided whether I'm going to use the IMAX cameras, and I haven't decided whether it's going to be 2D or 3D yet, but I am in September going to start doing some tests." The director does have some experience in the world of 3D, having shot his last movie, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, in the format. He has never shot a feature film using IMAX cameras.
The film is being written by Drew Goddard, who is best known for co-writing and directing The Cabin in the Woods, which came out earlier this year. It is currently slated to be released on April 25, 2014 - it was originally going to come out on July 3, 2013 - and Spielberg recently revealed that he would be interested in having Chris Hemsworth star (whether or not that will be possible due to the actor's busy schedule is unknown).
I for one would love to see Spielberg make the film in 2D with sequences in IMAX. As Brad Bird proved while making Ghotocol and flying an IMAX camera over the Burj Khalifa, there's no format that's more immersive.