James Bond goes IMAX

Feb. 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- James Bond fans will get full sensory overload when the newest film, "Skyfall," comes out in the IMAX format in U.S. theaters this fall, Sony Pictures said.

"Skyfall," directed by Sam Mendes and currently wrapping up in London, will be released to IMAX movie houses and international theaters simultaneously Oct. 26. It will then be released domestically Nov. 9, Variety said this week.

The IMAX format, developed in Canada, offers images of far greater size and resolution than average film systems. It does not have an embedded soundtrack as normal film does. Instead, it offers separate six-channel, 35mm magnetic film, which is synchronized to the film for greater impact.

The 23rd James Bond film, starring Javier Bardhem opposite Daniel Craig as the British spy 007 created by the novelist Ian Fleming, provides insight into M's (Dame Judy Dench) past and Bond's loyal attempt to help her deal with problems that come back to haunt her.

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