Hide your women and children The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is headed to IMAX. Today it was announced that the third film in the vampire franchise will debut in both conventional and IMAX theaters when in drops next summer. This means you’ll get to see Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner (preferably topless) duke it out on an over-sized screen.
When The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premieres on June 30, 2010 moviegoers will have the option of seeing it digitally re-mastered with IMAX technology. Summit Entertainment has teamed up with the theater chain to up the film’s image and sound quality to create the ultimate IMAX experience. This sounds like a huge marketing ploy for both companies, but after New Moon’s record breaking debut can you blame them for milking this cow?
“Twilight moviegoers will have a whole new way to experience this next installment of the series, with the enhanced image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience putting them IN the movie,” said Richie Fay, Summit Entertainment’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution. “The IMAX release puts us on the event film calendar for 2010, and we’re very excited to work with IMAX to bring a new kind of film to the IMAX theatre network.”
“We’re very excited to work with our new partners at Summit Entertainment to transport the very loyal and enthusiastic Twilight fans into the world of the Volturi via The IMAX Experience,” added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “With our growing theatre network, we’re poised to take advantage of the rapidly growing fan-base devoted to this dynamic, cutting edge series.”
The corporate aspect of the deal sounds very cut and dry and means nothing to the actual fans. All they care about is the vampire-human-werewolf love triangle that’s brewing between the three main characters. For the third installment of the film Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
Doesn’t that sound exciting? The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is directed by David Slade and will feature the return of Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Lautner and a couple of new faces such as Bryce Dallas Howard.
Are you excited to see Twilight: Eclipse in IMAX?