Paramount Goes IMAX in 2011 with Super 8, M:I 4, Transformers And Tintin

The IMAX Corporation has issued a formal press release announcing that it has reached 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.

After the recent success of Tron Legacy on IMAX screens you knew studios would be competing with one another to get coveted distribution deals for many of its tentpole pics.

Of these four titles, only Transformers and The Adventures of Tintin were shot with the intention of being projected in 3D. For its IMAX presentations they will be digitally re-mastered into IMAX’s format for presentation in IMAX® 3D.

In addition to this news, the announcement revealed that Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will feature scenes shot with IMAX cameras. Like Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, the sequences will expand on the screen to provide a more immersive watching experience, allowing audiences to see the vast scope of IMAX.

Looking past the dollar and cents benefits that IMAX will reap from such an agreement, Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, acknowledged, “We are very excited to share these amazing event films with IMAX exhibitors and movie-goers and look forward to working with these brilliant filmmakers as they showcase their talents in our format.”

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 will open June 10, 2011; Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon will open July 1, 2011; Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opens December 16, 2011 and Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn opens December 28, 2011.

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