Skyfall Will Be The First James Bond Film in IMAX

Well, the first James Bond film shown in IMAX theaters anyway. It's not like they're actually shooting it in IMAX.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Well, it's offical. Skyfall is going to be the biggest James Bond movie yet. We've learned from Deadline that Sony Pictures Entertainment is going to release the newest installment of the James Bond franchise on November 9, 2012, in IMAX theaters simultaneously with its, er… "normal" theatrical release. Sounds kind of degrading when you put it that way, but there you go.

What does this mean for you, the viewer? Not as much as they'd like. IMAX screens are enormous and have spectacular sound quality, but unless they're also going to announce that Skyfall would shoot in 70mm, it's not really IMAX as the medium was intended. IMAX began as a high end theater capable of project 70mm films, which – if you've seen the IMAX version of The Dark Knight, for example – is absolutely f*cking gorgeous. Many 35mm or digitally shot films are presented on IMAX screens and look very nice indeed, but you might have noticed that they don't actually fill the entire IMAX screen frame. That's why.

Still, audiences love IMAX for what it represents: a zenith of theatrical film presentation. We're sure that Skyfall will look just fine and dandy at the IMAX near you.

CraveOnline will be back with more Skyfall news… in lousy 8mm.