The two last episodes of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” plus a new trailer for the upcoming season will screen in Imax. The show previously screened pre-release episodes theatrically, but that was ‘only’ George R.R. Martin’s own Cocteau Cinema in Arizona.
HBO and Imax have struck a deal to make “Game of Thrones” the first TV series to grace the theatrical distributors’ big screens.
An exclusive season five trailer, as well as the final two episodes of the fourth season, will get an unprecedented run Jan. 23-29 at 150 theaters in top markets across the U.S.
While the visual spectacle of the HBO hit makes it a natural for the large-screen treatment, “Thrones” will be digitally remastered to fit the Imax format. LINK
UK – A film student who took a home-made 3D camera rig into a 3D screening of “Gravity” has been cleared of trying to pirate the film.
A film student has been cleared of trying to make a 3D pirate copy of the film Gravity at a Birmingham cinema – after a judge decided there was no evidence he had intended to defraud anyone.
Mr Recorder Nolan QC directed a jury at the city’s crown court to find Ciprian Florea not guilty of making and possessing a 3D camera with intent to commit fraud.
And the judge was critical of the decision to bring the case against the Birmingham City University film technology student in his third year. LINK