Director Brad Bird comments on his choice to film in IMAX rather than 3D for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol:
Brad Bird insisted that ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ be filmed in IMAX.
The 54-year-old director – who is best known for writing and directing Disney Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ in 2004 – insisted that the latest film in the sequel starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt should be shot in IMAX, not 3-D, because it is “truly immersive” for the viewer.
He said: “I think that’s crucial. We’ve taken a lot of the showmanship out of how we present movies – the movie palaces are gone, the curtains that pull back to reveal the screen are gone – and for me the last vestige of that showmanship is IMAX. It truly immerses the audience. If your star is going to climb up the outside of a building for real, then I kinda feel as a director you have a duty to show it.”
UPDATE: More on Mission Impossible 4 in IMAX:
The Hollywood Reporter: Imax Has Challenge Finding New Movie Pre-Releases After ‘Mission Impossible 4′