Most films that get released on the giant IMAX screens are merely digital upconversions. They rarely utilize the ultra-clarity that the IMAX theaters can project, yet they still make a boat load of cash. Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight had about 20 minutes worth of footage filmed with IMAX cameras, as did Brad Bird‘s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
Nolan plans on topping that with over an hours’ worth of footage in The Dark Knight Rises and now THR is reporting that director Francis Lawrence will shoot “certain scenes” with IMAX cameras for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which is due out next year on November 22nd, 2013.
I’ll give him credit for wanting to actually enhance the scope the right way, and not the cheap way, but I don’t see how this could benefit the series at all, minus making even more cash for the premium surcharge.
I haven’t read the book and I hated the first film, so maybe I’m just a Debby downer?
Care to chime in with some comments on why this decision could actually help the film?