In the current age of streaming TV and movies, studios are working hard to get butts out of their homes and back into theaters. Cinemas have been upgrading their actual theaters, filling them with leather, reclining, reserved seating, and there’s been an increased emphasis on getting the specific experience you want.
Want 3D standard? Go for it. 3D luxury? Golden. 2D luxury? Hell yes. What about IMAX? Not only is it available, but as time goes on, more filmmakers are making the effort to shoot using IMAX cameras so that it’s optimized for those unusually tall screens. As revealed by Aquaman director James Wan on Twitter, a good chunk of the film will be optimized for IMAX.
“Roughly 90%. Nearly the whole movie. Seriously.”
Of course, it’s not the first film to be shot extensively in that format. Christopher Nolan has been quite the pioneer in his own work — most recently with Dunkirk. The Russo Brothers also shot the entirety of Avengers: Infinity War using IMAX digital cameras, and that was a pretty sweet experiment.
Personally, I think Aquaman is a film that will greatly benefit from this format, as it will literally submerge audiences in a completely new work. It’s worth noting that it doesn’t sound like the film was shot for IMAX but that it was formatted after the fact to be optimized for it. But either way, it’s pretty cool. What do you think of this reveal? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: James Wan