One day a full feature length non-documentary film will be shot entirely in IMAX, but until that day we just have to enjoy the little scenes from films that have included IMAX greatness such as The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Director Francis Lawrence is shooting parts of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in IMAX as well, but until now we had no idea what scenes would be shot in the epic format.
Josh Hutcherson recently talked to MTV about the film, and in it he revealed what scenes we can expect to see in IMAX. Those scenes include everything that takes place in the arena, which is awesome! That will put audiences right into the action. Here's what he had to say,
They're shooting, I think, all the stuff in the arena is going to be IMAX. So when you go see it in IMAX, you'll see the regular movie when we're in the Districts and in the Capitol. When you see us go up in the pod in the games, it will open up into IMAX. It will be amazing. It's very cool.
That does sound like it will be awesome. I'm a huge fan and supporter of IMAX filmmaking. It's so engulfing, I definitely prefer it over 3D. I wish more money would be pumped into IMAX than 3D, but we live with what we have, and make the best of it. I liked the first Hunger Games movie, and I hope this one turns out better.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour' of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
The movie also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Wright.
The movie will be released in theaters and IMAX on November 22nd, 2013.