Marvel’s two-part sequel, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 & 2 will be shot entirety in IMAX & ARRI’s next generation revolutionary 2D digital camera, “a joint customized digital version of ARRI’s new large format camera, the Alexa 65.”
Avengers: Infinity War will be the first Hollywood film to be shot entirely in IMAX cameras featuring IMAX exclusive aspect ration.
Joe and Anthony Russo (Russo brothers) will be using IMAX/ARRI 2D digital camera for some of the action sequences in their upcoming film, Captain America: Civil War, so they’ll have some experience with the IMAX cameras before Infinity War.
“The intent with the Infinity War films is to bring ten years of accumulative storytelling to an incredible climax, Russo brothers stated.
We felt that the best way to exploit the scale and scope required to close out the final chapter of these three phases, was to be the first films shot entirely on the IMAX/ARRI Digital camera.”
“Over the years, IMAX has had the incredible good fortune to work with some of the world’s finest, most talented filmmakers, who continue to push the envelope both technically and creatively, said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment.
We could not be more excited to deepen our partnership with Joe and Anthony Russo, a pair of filmmakers we believe are next-generation trailblazers.
Marvel’s Avengers franchise has become a global phenomenon and to have it pay off in this epic way using the IMAX/ARRI digital camera is the very definition of event movie-going.”
“The next-generation 2D digital camera – co-developed by IMAX and ARRI – is meant for use by today’s leading filmmakers working in the IMAX® format. The joint solution is designed as a complementary tool to IMAX’s high-resolution capture technologies – including its 3D digital and 15perf / 65mm film cameras.
Moreover, IMAX worked with ARRI to achieve the highest level of digital image capture for playback on IMAX’s xenon and new laser projection systems.
IMAX recently began rolling out its next-generation laser projection system, with more than 71 laser system deals signed globally to date.
Such iconic venues to feature the new system include the newly retro-fitted Airbus IMAX Smithsonian Theatre at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA., and Seattle’s Boeing IMAX Theatre at Pacific Science Center, both of which re-opened in time for the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – the first film to be re-mixed for IMAX’s new 12 channel sound system at these IMAX with laser locations.”
Avengers: Infinity War – Part I is set to release on May 4, 2018 with Part II to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.
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Source: Press Release.