Bond 25 with working title "Eclipse" to be filmed in 65mm
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|Written by: Thomas Hauerslev||Date: 31.03.2019|
|Glitz, glamour, TV cameras and red carpets have always been associated with the premiere of a new James Bond film. From a previous James Bond premiere in August 1985 ("A View to a Kill"), actress Fiona Fullerton and director John Glen arriving at the prestigious Imperial Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev|
in70mm.com has learned that upcoming James Bond flick working titled "Eclipse", is to be filmed - in parts - in authentic large format IMAX 65mm. The world's largest film format. Filming began this week near Oslo in Norway. The internet rumour factory circulated a picture of a long camera crane arm with a huge camera at the end. The camera looks very much like an IMAX 65mm camera.
The new EON motion picture in the long running, and very popular series, stars Daniel Craig and is directed by Cary Fukunaga. Swedish Academy winning Linus Sandgren is Director of Photography. In 2019 Mr. Sandgren also photographed the Ultra Panavision 70 music short film "Who Cares". "Eclipse" is supposed to be filmed primarily with Panavision System 65 cameras in Panavision Super 70, with some sequences in IMAX 65mm.
This is Agent 007's first adventure in 65mm, bookending “Octopussy” (10.06.1983) and "Never Say Never Again" (07.10.1983), which were both released in 70mm with 6-track Dolby Stereo.
2019 and 2020 will be busy years for 65mm, with "Star Wars" (20.12.2019), James Bond, “Wonder Woman 1984” (05.06.2020) and Christopher Nolan’s untitled mystery-thriller (17.07.2020) all being photographed on large format film, and of course, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", which is rumoured to get a 70mm release in August 2019. All major films in the 70mm release pipeline, which will create excitement in cinemas.
"Eclipse" will premiere 8. April 2020
to be continued ...
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