2012 happens to be the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, which kicked off with the release of Dr. No in 1962. This year, we’ll have another James Bond first – Skyfall, which will be released on November 8th, will be the first 007 film released in IMAX theaters.
IMAX screens and films have been around for a while, but until now were usually reserved for shorter, special features. The Dark Knight made waves by filming parts of the movie in IMAX and being released in IMAX theaters. Since then, several other feature films have either been shot partially in IMAX or released in IMAX theaters, which gives us bigger screens, higher resolutions, and more pain in the neck if you happen to sit in one of the first few rows of the theater.
It’s not clear exactly how much of Skyfall was filmed in IMAX, but viewers will still get the IMAX experience thanks to technology that blows up 35mm film into larger IMAX film without losing anything in the way of image quality. Come this November, all of those explosions and gadgets that make James Bond 007 will be clearer and brighter than ever.