Michael Bay will be shooting key scenes from 2009’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” using IMAX cameras, IMAX Corporation and the studios announced today.
“The extraordinary level of detail and intensity captured by the IMAX camera creates many exciting possibilities for us with this film,” said director Michael Bay in a statement. “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” will be released simultaneously in movie cinemas and IMAX worldwide on June 26, 2009.
Sequences shot in traditional 35mm will be digitally re-mastered for the IMAX screen, appearing in a letterbox shape. Scenes shot with IMAX cameras will expand vertically to fill the entire screen.
“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,” said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler.