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Steven Spielberg May Shoot ‘Robopocalypse’ With IMAX Cameras

Written by on August 15, 2012 

After pushing technological bounds with The Adventures of Tintin last year, blockbuster’s ultimate filmmaker could be set to do it again with his next feature. After departing from popcorn entertainment with War Horse and his upcoming Lincoln, he is going to directly back in the eye of the storm with Robopocalypse, and we may be seeing it in the best format cinema has to offer.

Amidst a Yahoo feature about the IMAX rerelease of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spielberg went on to gush over the format and also revealed a little tidbit about his robot vs. human behemoth. He said he will be undergoing both a 2D and 3D IMAX camera test for the feature this September. He added, “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…going to start doing some tests.”

There’s many details in the interview about his Indiana Jones conversion experience, but as for this Robopocalypse possibility, it’s an exciting one. If he did decide to shoot in this large-format, it would join recent films such as The Dark Knight Rises and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to utilize cameras that actually capture in 70mm. As we know, Drew Goddard is currently writing the  script based on Daniel H. Wilson‘s novel of robot-human conflict and Chris Hemsworth is lined up to star.

Robopocalypse hits theaters in April 25th, 2014.

Do you think IMAX is the future of blockbusters? Would you want to see Spielberg utilize the format?

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