Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay has posted an update on his official website/forum revealing that the IMAX cut of the film will run “slightly longer”. As has been reported in the past, Bay actually shot four scenes using IMAX cameras, which “will fill the IMAX screen,” just as Christopher Nolan did with The Dark Knight.
Head on over the jump to read Bay’s update. Also, there’s a new international poster plus two new photos of the main villian, The Fallen (including one piece of concept art). Head on over the jump to see it all.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24, 2009.
In Japan today. After a month and half seven days a week most days going till midnight me and my crew have just about finished Transformers. I have never seen such a level of dedication from every crew member in a movie before.
Even today after the press in Japan and right before the premiere tonight, I have to sneak out to a digital house to approve the last few effect shots.
It has been a long hard road, but really fun one to travel. What you will notice that is strikingly different than Transformers 1, is the level of animation detail. The robot characters (42 in all), you really can feel empathy for them. What is also very different is the sheer scale of the movie. We have been very tight holding back much of the best imagery in commercials and trailers.
The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.
For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.