IMAX prez Greg Foster talks 2009 film slate

November 20, 2008 – 5:04 pm

IMAX Chairman and President of Film Entertainment, Greg Foster, recently spoke with Monsters and Critics about IMAX’s upcoming film slate:

Will documentaries that are action tinged outweigh films for future distribution?

Foster: We are very committed to the original documentary business which is an essential part of IMAX’s history.

We select films – whether it be documentaries or Hollywood titles – that offer three things:

1) Does it take you somewhere where you dream about going. This could be to the depths of the ocean to encounter creatures that have never been captured on film, such as the case with Under the Sea 3D, or to space to walk alongside the astronauts as they repair the Hubble Space Telescope, which we will be doing next year when our cameras accompany the astronauts in the shuttle for Hubble 3D.

2) Visionary Filmmakers – We are working with the who’s who of filmmakers and next year’s slate is especially impressive: Christopher Nolan (Encore Presentation of The Dark Knight), Zack Snyder (Watchmen), Jeffrey Katzenberg (Monsters vs. Aliens), Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg (Transformers), David Heyman and David Yates (Harry Potter 6), James Cameron (Avatar), etc.

And, finally 3) Does the film’s scope take advantage of the IMAX presentation to really immerse the viewer in the story and setting.

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