‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Feature Select Scenes Captured With IMAX Cameras
Following J.J. Abrams‘ recent success using IMAX cameras in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” director Ryan Johnson has captured key sequences “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras according to Lucasfilm.
The news of Johnson using IMAX cameras for the film comes as part of an extended slate deal announcement between IMAX and The Walt Disney Studios. This deal extends through 2019, which includes live action films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Marvel.
“The Walt Disney Studios strives to bring great stories from visionary filmmakers to life for audiences around the world, leveraging the best technology available to create exceptional theatrical experiences,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “That’s what IMAX brings to the table, and we look forward to continuing to work with the IMAX team on the unparalleled upcoming slate of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.”
Both companies will definitely work together in creating exclusive IMAX marketing materials, particular those using these cameras and features in exclusive IMAX theatres. Four Disney movies (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange” and “The Jungle Book“) occupied the top ten IMAX spots at the global box office, showing off their dominance over other film companies.
“Disney is at the top of its game, offering fans around the world highly original and diverse movie-going entertainment, which aligns perfectly with The IMAX Experience® as the most captivating and unique theatrical presentation,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with our close friends at Disney and this elite group of filmmakers to bring first-class entertainment to the IMAX theatre network. We are particularly excited to announce Rian Johnson’s use of IMAX cameras on Star Wars: The Last Jedi as we embark on a year that will feature more films with IMAX differentiation than ever before in our history. ”